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What to Expect

As with any business decision, it's always smart to hire the right team for the job. We specialize in commercial property inspections in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

As a baseline, a commercial inspection includes an examination of the condition of the property. It provides an inventory of the building's major systems and components, and an assessment of their physical and functional condition. These findings will reveal the property's strengths and potential deficiencies, as well as deferred maintenance issues.

Many of the deficiencies that we identify in our reports for clients are related to:

  • poor installation and workmanship

  • inadequate design for the intended use

  • conditions that can lead to major defects

  • deferred maintenance

  • safety hazards

  • environmental damage or risks

  • systems near the end of their service life

All commercial buildings have limitations and are generally costly to maintain and repair, and a commercial property inspection, in Cincinnati, will help you better address the issues that will impact the building from a physical standpoint and financial perspective, as well as the health and safety of the building's occupants. This information can potentially save you thousands of dollars in the long run, and ultimately help you decide whether a property is a sound investment. 

Like any commercial real estate, a commercial property inspection in southwest Ohio is an investment, and investing should never be done haphazardly or allow for important items to be overlooked.  Contact LiteHouse Commercial Property Inspections to schedule your inspection.

How To Prepare...

Visit the Property

Visit at various times of the day (and night) before the day of the walk-through survey.  This will give you a better feel of how the property operates and aid you in discovering potential deficiencies and items of interest to mention to the inspector.

Obtain Information

Obtain documents and records from the current owner, manager, or tenant. Some relevant documents may include lease agreements, Certificates of Occupancy, building and fire code violations, service contracts, repair invoices and maintenance records.

Special Points of Interest

Discuss with us any special points of interest and details that are relevant to your situation for your lease or purchase transaction. Our service is customizable to meet your particular needs. You will be armed with information that can help you negotiate the most advantageous terms.

Outline Your Objectives

Review the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties, and make notes of any work you want to be completed or excluded that deviates from the ComSOP. Inform us of; timeframe and deadlines, planned renovations, intended building use.

Interviews and Questionnaires

Arrange to have the building's current owner, manager or tenant present on the day of the walk-thorugh survey for a short period of time. If they are unable to attend, we can provide a pre-inspection questionnaire to be completed by email or phone.

InterNachi Certified Commercial Inspector
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