Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspection

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Pre-Purchase Condo Inspection
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Condo Inspections in
Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx,
Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland,
Putnam, and Westchester

An Engineer's inspection, a condo inspection, and a termite inspection.  You receive four reports: an onsite verbal report, an onsite written report, an emailed written report, and a termite report.  Call 800.605.1500 if you have questions.  We are happy to help you.:-)

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Download About the Inspection and the Client Information SheetClick here is you have questions on why you need a pre-purchase condo inspection.  The following condo inspection checklist contains points to consider before you set up the condo inspection appointment with the Engineer Inspector.

Be sure and read the important information at the end of this condo inspection checklist.

  1. Do you have an accepted offer?  Is the seller or real estate broker going to allow you to perform the inspection without an accepted offer?  Just because someone tells you, "I think the offer will be accepted" does not mean the offer was accepted.  Many Real Estate Brokers and sellers do not permit an inspection until there is an accepted offer.
  2. Have you verified that you can access the condo unit at the time you made the appointment?  You need keys or someone such as the owner or broker to open the condo.  It has been our experience that real estate that is accessible at any time is not usually so readily accessible.
  3. Do we have access to common areas?  It can be difficult to arrange access at the time of the inspection, as management permission may be needed or the building superintendent may not be available.  Make arrangements for common area access when you setup the inspection appointment .  In about 40 percent of the inspections, we are not permitted access to common areas.  Our Engineers are experienced in conducting condo inspections with these limitations.
  4. Has whoever is providing you access allowed a sufficient amount of time for the inspection?  Make sure that we will be allowed inside for a minimum of one hour, and longer for larger condos.  If there are time restrictions, let the Engineer know at the beginning so he can make adjustments to his inspection protocols, if possible.
  5. Are there utilities that need to be activated?  There are many inspections where it is not possible to activate utilities.  If any utilities (electricity, water, heat, hot water, gas, etc.) need to be activated, make sure that the utilities have been activated before scheduling the inspection.  Depending on the utilities to be activated the day of the inspection rarely works.
  6. Does any stored material need to be moved?  The Engineer is not permitted to move personal property, nor can he request that personal property be moved.
  7. Do you have your Attorney information, including your Attorney's email address?  In order to get the report out as fast as possible, it is emailed to both you and your Attorney.
  8. Do you have specific questions?  Make sure that you ask the Engineer your questions at the beginning of the inspection.  However, many questions cannot be answered until the end of the inspection.
  9. Are you having friends or family accompany you at the inspection?  Make sure that they understand that the inspection is for your benefit, and they should not interfere with the inspection.  Well-meaning friends have affected inspection outcomes by turning on and off equipment, raising or lowering thermostats, taking covers off equipment, running hot water, locking doors after looking into rooms, etc.
  10. You may need general information on what a pre-purchase building inspection includes.
    ➜ Information on Condo Inspections 
  11. If you are not going to be at the building inspection, you need to download a pre-inspection agreement and send it to us.
    ➜ Download Inspection Agreements

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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsWe are happy to help you.  To set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection, or to find out about Engineering services or expert court testimony, click below for a contact form, send us an email, text us at 6602 0091 55, or call 800.605.1500.  If no staff member is in the office, leave a message. Remember to ask about a web discount. 

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Heimer Engineering serves the Metro New York area, including New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County), and Upstate New York (Rockland County, Putnam County, and Westchester County).

Heimer Engineering respects your privacy.  Some inspection firms share information with insurance, landscaping, home maintenance, moving, cable, mortgage, and other companies.  Some inspection firms sell their client lists.  These practices are unethical.  You will not receive phone calls or solicitation emails from third parties as a result of providing personal information.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency (fire, building in danger of collapse, facade with loose bricks, debris falling from a building, gas leak, etc.) do not call Heimer Engineering.  If there is a life-threatening emergency or other hazardous condition, call 911.  Emergency situations need to be handled immediately by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, have utilities shut off, and take other steps necessary to preserve life.


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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionInspections are performed only after the client signs a pre-inspection agreement.  The use of this website is governed by our Terms of Use.  This website is made available for informational purposes, and does not represent a professional opinion of your particular situation.

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Heimer Engineering performs home inspections, building inspections, condominium inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York.  We do not perform inspections or recommend Inspectors or Engineers in the areas outside of the State of New York.  We also provide Licensed Professional Engineer consultation services including hurricane and storm damage and damage from adjoining constructionExpert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.

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