Commercial Property Inspections

There are 2 major reasons you want a Commercial Inspection:

-Is this a good investment?
-Is this legal and complying with all regulations?

In addition, a commercial inspection can also provide the base for a Preventative Maintenance Plan, to safeguard your investment. A good timetable on the different components ensures profit for the medium and long term.

2 wires into 1 breaker
2 wires into 1 breaker
Review wire size to this breaker
Review wire size to this breaker
Broken window seal
Broken window seal
Shrubs against outside walls
Shrubs against outside walls
Settlement cracks
Settlement cracks
Cracked paint on bathroom ceiling
Cracked paint on bathroom ceiling
Window Leak Check
Window Leak Check
Exterior Electrical Plug
Exterior Electrical Plug
Exterior Control Inspection
Exterior Control Inspection

Investors Need Facts

Before investing in a physical structure, investors need a lot of information. Their decisions on Go/No Go require clear statements about the facts of a building, estimates of upkeep and how it compares.

Owners Need Guidance

The maintenance of building is crucial, especially when many issues can be hidden. As Steve Banfield has designed many complex structures over the years, he knows what to look for. As a highly experienced Commercial Inspector, he has seen what’s behind the walls and how to find evidence of structural issues.

Property Managers Need Priorities

There is never enough time to get everything completed, so Property and Strata Management professional need to know: What’s most important?

A clearly laid out report from Focus Inspections gives managers a roadmap to maintain the building, make necessary improvements and keep owners properly informed.

The Law

For a business to operate out of a building that has customers or staff coming into the business, the Building Code has strict standards to maintain safety for the public and employees. Safety is the regulator’s priority, and penalties are high.

Normally commercial buildings are carefully designed and constructed, however expensive problems can be hard to see. That’s where Focus Inspection’s 30 years of experience and training pays off for owners and investors.

Residence Converted To Commercial

Here are some points you can check yourself to see if a commercial building meets the Building Code:

-doors swing out, not in
-points of egress (escape) are properly available in case of emergency
-width of hallways is a least (MEASUREMENT)
-entrances and offices are barrier-free
-Barrier free access to facilities are required

Not Easy To See The Problem

Expensive hidden issues can include:

-systems, such as the hot water tank or furnace, can be past their expected service life. For a commercial building, this can easily be $10,000 to replace.

Scary, Hidden Tenants

Some homes that have been vacant for some time have been taken over by vagrants. Attics blocked off, holes in the roof and signs needs to be looked for.

Sometimes you will come across in investment property that has excellent materials and workmanship. When the inspector sees this kind of attention-to-detail, then you can learn this structure is above typical building standards, and you can have an excellent new asset.

To get the real story, and ideas on the work required to properly bring the old home up to commercial standards, contact Focus Inspections.

Inspection Report Format

The standard Inspection Report is created from a series of pre-written statements. The alternative: Focus Inspections’ reports are original. This way you know every comment is something that has been carefully notices and then commented on.

Get an ASTT BC certified Commercial Inspection.