The Home Inspection Co

Home Inspection
420-2150 Pandora Street Vancouver BC V5L
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Ben N from Ottawa
Ben N from Ottawa
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Single family detached older home

Ted Gilmour, the principal of the company, did the inspection of our planned purchase of an older single-family home in the East end of Vancouver near Main and 17th. He kept all his meeting times and report filings on time. He warned us about a few issues we might want to up-date or have repaired. Among these was a potential asbestos issue, which he recommended we have professionally tested. We did this and were happy with the results as it helped us deal more effectively with the contractor who did a few updates for us after the purchase. Ted definitely helped us make an informed and confident purchase decision and we had no surprises after we took possession. I would highly recommend Ted and his company for a professional, very complete and accurate report on a property. His knowledge of construction procedures is also a definite plus.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,200.00
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Company Response

Hi Ben,
I'm very happy you have touched base with this testimonial. I have to admit when I did the inspection on your home I could not imagine anyone other than a contractor making this purchase. The home was an accumulation of hippie adulterated renovations, yes they were groovy, spiral staircases and all, in many cases totally unsafe and the opposite of what the previous owner, I'm sure with great pride assumed to be “home improvements. “
Much to my surprise you have taken it on and are progressing through the many repairs and alterations required to make it a home. I'm also happy to hear that you have benefited from my inspection and report, using it as a guide and taking out the proper permits to ensure compliance with the city but it also assures that the home will be done with a substantial degree of function, safety and longevity.
Congratulations, you have achieved success against great odds.
Happy trails ...
Ted Gilmour