• A Multi-Unit Home Inspection is a comprehensive assessment conducted by certified inspectors to evaluate the condition, safety, and functionality of various types of residential buildings that contain multiple units. This inspection encompasses apartments, townhomes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, and trailer parks. Here's an outline of what typically gets inspected:

    1. Exterior Inspection:

      • Structural Integrity: Inspectors assess the overall structure of the building, looking for any signs of damage, deterioration, or structural instability.
      • Roof: Examination of the roof for damage, leaks, missing shingles, or signs of aging. Gutters and downspouts are also checked for proper functionality.
      • Exterior Walls and Foundation: Inspectors look for cracks, water damage, or signs of settlement in the walls and foundation.
      • Doors and Windows: Ensure that doors and windows are properly sealed, operational, and secure.
      • Driveways, Sidewalks, and Parking Areas: Check for any hazards or damage that may pose a safety risk.
    2. Interior Inspection:

      • Common Areas: Inspectors evaluate common areas such as hallways, staircases, and entryways for safety hazards, lighting, and general condition.
      • Individual Units: Each unit is inspected thoroughly, including:
        • Plumbing: Check for leaks, water pressure, and proper drainage in sinks, toilets, and showers.
        • Electrical: Ensure that electrical systems are functioning properly, and there are no safety hazards like exposed wiring.
        • HVAC Systems: Inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for proper operation and maintenance.
        • Appliances: Assess the condition and functionality of appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, and laundry equipment.
        • Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Look for signs of water damage, cracks, or other structural issues.
        • Fire Safety: Check smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and emergency exits for compliance with safety regulations.
    3. Utilities Inspection:

      • Water and Sewer Systems: Inspect water supply lines, drains, and sewage systems for leaks, blockages, or signs of damage.
      • Gas Lines: Ensure that gas lines are properly installed, maintained, and do not pose a safety risk.
      • Electrical Systems: Inspect the main electrical panels, wiring, and circuit breakers for safety and compliance with building codes.
      • Heating and Cooling Systems: Assess the condition and efficiency of heating and cooling systems, including furnaces, boilers, and air conditioning units.
    4. Safety and Accessibility:

      • Accessibility Features: Evaluate whether the property complies with accessibility standards, including wheelchair ramps, handrails, and accessible entrances.
      • Security Measures: Check door locks, window locks, and other security features to ensure the safety of residents.
    5. Documentation and Reporting:

      • After completing the inspection, inspectors provide a detailed report outlining their findings, including any deficiencies, safety concerns, or recommended repairs.
      • The report may include photographs, diagrams, and recommendations for maintenance or improvements.

    Overall, a Multi-Unit Home Inspection provides valuable insight into the condition of the property, helping owners, landlords, and tenants ensure the safety, functionality, and livability of their residential units.