Alliston Pre-Delivery Inspections

Pre-Delivery Inspections

 

Buying a home is the biggest purchase most of us will make in our lifetime. The process can be extremely stressful and confusing. A professional home inspection significantly reduces your risk and makes the home buying process less stressful.

What is an Alliston Pre-Delivery Inspection?

A PDI is one of your first opportunities to view your completed home. Your builder will guide you through a comprehensive inspection and may demonstrate how to operate the home’s systems such as the ventilation, plumbing and heating.

Any item that is damaged, incomplete, missing or not operating properly should be noted on the builder’s PDI Form to verify that these conditions existed prior to occupancy. If something has not been installed or completed, this should be noted as well.  When the inspection is over, you or your designate will be asked to sign the PDI Form.
Note:  If you intend to send a designate to conduct the PDI in your place, you should provide your builder with written authority to sign the PDI Form.

Some home buyers can be mislead by builders and try to prevent Home Buyers from having a Pre-Delivery Inspection.  

Take your time; be thorough and go through EVERYTHING. Remember, it’s YOUR home and you’re paying a lot of money for it; you are entitled to be picky. Note down even the smallest detail that’s not up to snuff and if you discover later on that you’ve left something out of your PDI, don’t panic! You can include it in the 30-day warranty form that you can get from Tarion.

Let us help you choose your home in the Alliston, Ontario area by calling (705) 795-8255

We are Available for:

Prepurchase/Presale Inspection
Pre-delivery of New Homes
Property Management / Consulting
Commercial Properties
Estate Homes
Rural Homes
Century Homes
Multi-Residential

Alliston Home Inspections provides their customers with a guaranteed home inspection. If for any reason the customer is not happy their money is cheerfully refunded. Our business is based on providing exceptional service to our customers and we are willing to stand behind that statement by offering this guarantee.

The Tarion Pre-Delivery Guide

What is a Pre-Delivery Inspection?

A PDI is one of your first opportunities to view your completed home. Your builder will guide you through a comprehensive inspection and may demonstrate how to operate the home’s systems such as the ventilation, plumbing and heating.​

Any item that is damaged, incomplete, missing or not operating properly should be noted on the builder’s PDI Form to verify that these conditions existed prior to occupancy. If something has not been installed or completed, this should be noted as well.  When the inspection is over, you or your designate will be asked to sign the PDI Form.

Note:  If you intend to send a designate to conduct the PDI in your place, you should provide your builder with written authority to sign the PDI Form. This can be done by filling out the Appointment of Designate for the Pre-Delivery Inspection Form.

What if I forget to highlight a problem during the PDI?

The PDI provides an opportunity to record your home’s condition before you move in. Any issues should be noted on a PDI Form and ideally your builder will correct them right away. The PDI Form does not represent a request for warranty service, so if you fail to note an item this does not necessarily impact your warranty coverage. However, the PDI Form is a useful piece of evidence if you have a conciliation inspection:  if the problem concerns a damaged or missing item, it may be difficult to establish that this condition existed before you moved in if it is not noted on the PDI Form.

Any items that are not corrected by the time you move in need to be listed on a 30-Day or Year-End Form.  These forms represent a request for warranty service and listed items that are covered under warranty must be addressed by your builder within a specific time frame.

Remember to include any details you send to Tarion in an E-mail to your Builder.  Failing to do so will result in that Claim being disallowed.   Tarion is often viewed as being on the side of the Builder and not fairly representing the Home Owner.