During the current outbreak, Status Inspection & Design
is performing home inspections.
However, we are taking
precautions to protect the Inspector, our Clients,
Vendors, Tenants, Occupants, Realtors, etc. and doing
our part to fight the spread of COVID-19 / Coronavirus.
As per our policy of the past 31 years, we will continue
to protect our Clients by concentrating on and
performing only one inspection per day. During the
outbreak, we will be scheduling inspections at least 24 hrs
Non-essential people shall
NOT be present during any portion of inspections.
The Realtor, Owner or occupant shall only attend to
unlock the door(s) but shall not remain in the property
during the inspection. Vendors, tenants, occupants, etc.
shall not be present during the inspection. If the
Inspector enters the property and non-essential people
are present, the inspection will not be performed.
Dogs should either be in kennels, removed from the
property or otherwise confined so as not to impede the
Inspector's access to the interior or the exterior of
the property. We apologize for any inconvenience, but
everyone must to do their part to prevent the spread of
the Coronavirus and to stay safe.
If the Buyer has an Appraiser or Contractor scheduled
to look at the property, those persons shall NOT enter or be
inside the property at the same time as the Inspector.
The Inspector will sanitize his hands prior to beginning
the inspection and wipe entry doorknobs inside and out
and all handles, faucets, controls, switches, levers, etc.
he operates, including surfaces touched by hand. During
the inspection, the Inspector will either wash or sanitize
hands several times or wear new disposable gloves. The
Inspector will leave exterior foot-ware outdoors and wear
sanitized footwear / slippers during the interior
inspection, except in roof-spaces. The Inspector will
cancel the inspection if he feels sick or if he has any
symptoms of respiratory illness.
There will be no on-site meetings to discuss inspections.
We normally do not meet on site in any case, as the 125
to 250 photographs taken during an inspection and
typically presented on a laptop before going through the
report summary, show so much more than can be shown on site.
Presentation of Reports and Photos
Clients will be sent links to view the Inspection
photographs uploaded to Shutterfly and Dropbox on the
evening of the inspection.
As usual, it is our intention to forward the computer-
generated inspection report summary in PDF format via
email to the Client on the evening of the inspection but
no later than the following morning. The entire report
and DVD of Inspection Photos will be delivered to
Fredericton addresses or obtainable on the day after the
inspection. Otherwise the report package will be
forwarded via regular mail (at no cost to the Client) or
via expedited mail delivery (Fedex, Purolator, etc) for a
fee of $30.00.
The photographs and report summary can be discussed
over the phone or via email, as typically done for our
out-of-town Clients before the current outbreak.
Vendors Responsibility and Obligation
The Vendor shall:
request re-scheduling of the inspection if anyone
in the property (home, apartment, condo unit, etc.):
make arrangements for everyone to be out of the
property for the full duration of the inspection
- feels sick or exhibits symptoms of respiratory illness
- has been out of the province in the last fourteen days
- has had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
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