Due DiligenceTM
sample reports

Inspecting your home is only half the job. The other half is writing a comprehensive report that details the deficiencies found. 

Your Due Diligence Home Inspection report will include: 
  • detailed descriptions of findings
  • photographs of defects and deficiencies
  • references to building codes, manufacturers' instructions & industry standards 
  • categorized summary
Renovation not properly permitted: We often receive calls from prospective clients who tell us, "It should be easy to inspect, it's just been renovated." Unfortunately more often than not, this is not the case. 

A big problem with renovations is that often the contractor does not properly permit the job. Instead of pulling the proper building permit for a renovation or addition that requires inspections of all trades and a final building inspection, some contractors will pull a "repairs" permit which does not require any inspections. 

This sample report was such a case. The inspection revealed at least sixty-one defects, thirty nine of which represented one or more code violations. 
New Construction Luxury Townhouse: This sample report just proves why it is always wise to get the home you are buying inspected. This townhouse was built by one Atlanta's best and most recognized builders. Regardless, some problems were found, and the builder in keeping with his reputation agreed to correct everything without a fuss.
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Foreclosure, 1990's Investor Special: This report is pretty typical of the problems found in smaller tract homes built in the early '90's. Often homes of this age need lots more than new carpet and a fresh paint job!
1960's Traditional: This report is pretty typical of the problems found in homes from the 60's. 

An East Atlanta "Flip":
Typically, flips are small older homes consisting of 2 or 3 bedrooms and 1 or 2 baths, built over crawl spaces, and ranging from 1000 to 1500 or so square feet. Usually flips are houses that have suffered from years of neglect and deferred maintenance. The renovation work completed by the flipper invariably focuses on cosmetics, while ignoring fundamental problems. Equipment and systems that are long past their useful life are often left in place. Work that should have been done to code is not. Likewise, long accepted, industry standards and manufacturer's instructions are simply ignored. For the home inspector this usually means that literally everything inspected is a "write up." 

We now average 5 hours time on-site for an inspection of a flip and then often an equal amount of time writing the report.

Flippers either care nothing about quality or simply lack the knowledge to understand what the problems are and how best to correct them. It does not matter if the flipper you are buying a house from is is unscrupulous or simply ignorant, either way you lose. Major problems go unrepaired. Work is not done to code. The purchaser winds up buying a house that will likely cost them thousands of dollars and much aggravation and inconvenience over the years. So, if you are buying a flip, remember the old saying, "let the buyer beware!"

Please call 404.202.5363 if you have any questions and to schedule your 
Due DiligenceTM Inspection.
Below are links to samples of some our recent inspection reports. The first few pages of each report contain the summary of findings. The pages that follow are the body of the report complete with photographs.