The pre-acceptance inspection is a visual inspection of the building components. Each building covered by the guarantee must be inspected before acceptance. This inspection is carried out according to a pre-established list of elements to be verified approved by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) for houses or condos, among others.
In Quebec, the inspection of new homes (houses and condos) is governed by the " Regulation respecting the Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings ". It is mandatory except for condominium buildings (divided co-ownership) of more than 4 superimposed private portions, undivided co-ownerships and converted condo buildings. All new individual home buyers must contribute and all residential construction contractors must be accredited. Thus, the builder and the buyer must inspect the property together if there is a guarantee plan for this one. This inspection marks the end of the work and the start of the warranty.
Here are the buildings subject:
- Single family home (detached, semi-detached or row)
- Multifamily building from 2 to 5 housing (duplex to 5plex);
- Multifamily building with not more than 4 units superimposed on divided co-ownership;
- Machined house.
Content of the report
The building engineerOnesta Building Council has several years of experience in the field of pre-acceptance inspection. After the expert's visit, you will receive a complete report containing the deficiencies and poor workmanship noted, the work not completed, the explanatory photos as well as the expert opinions to be carried out (if applicable).
Our engineer will inspect the common parts of the building and the private part for the co-owners who wish it. In fact, these are two distinct mandates:
- When receiving a private portion, the engineer examines whether there are any defects or deficiencies in the inspected unit;
- When receiving common parts, the professional, mandated by the syndicate of co-owners, will have to examine the common parts to identify the deficiencies and / or the visible defects in relation to the structure and the finish. Preceception inspection
Houses and other small buildings
For buildings without common areas (such as a bungalow), the pre-acceptance inspection includes verification of all the elements included in the approved list by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).