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

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Home Inspections in
Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx,
Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland,
Putnam, and Westchester
646.757.4500 • 800.605.1500

An Engineer's inspection, a pre-purchase home 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 or 646.757.4500 you have questions.  We are happy to help you. Smile

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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 home inspection.  The following home inspection checklist contains points to consider before you set up the home inspection appointment with the Professional Engineer Inspector.

Be sure and read the important information at the end of this home 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 home at the time you made the appointment?  You need keys or someone such as the owner or real estate broker to open the building.  It has been our experience that real estate that is accessible at any time is not usually so readily accessible.
  3. If the home has two or more units, how many are accessible?  Tenants do not always allow access to apartments.
  4. If there is a garage, is there a garage key available?  We often arrive at a site, and there is no garage key available.
  5. Has whoever is providing you access allowed a sufficient amount of time for the inspection?  It is in your best interest to make sure that we will be allowed inside for a minimum of one hour, and longer for larger homes.  If there are time restrictions, let the Engineer know at the beginning so he can make adjustments to his inspection protocols, if possible.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.  The most common areas blocked by personal property is the attic access hatch.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 and relatives 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.
  11. You may need general information on what a pre-purchase home inspection includes.
    ➜ General Info on Home Inspections
  12. If you are not going to be at the home inspection, you need to download a pre-inspection agreement and send it to us.
    ➜ Download Inspection Agreements

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Cal for a Home InspectionHeimer Engineering is happy to help you.  Staff members are available to answer your questions from Monday through Friday from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM.  Messages are checked Sunday evening through Thursday evening.  Inspections are performed seven days a week.

Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsTo 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, send a text to 888.769.6910, call 646.757.4500, 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.  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 call 911.  Emergency situations need to be handled by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, shut utilities 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 outside of the State of New York.  We 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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