Investment Property Inspections

Our investor property inspection prices are $325 for a single family, $425 for a duplex, $475 for a triplex, and $525 for a quad unless they are unusually large properties. Re-inspections or any return to the property is $185. Here is a link to some of our sample reports 

If this works for you we can work with your agent to get whatever property you request us to inspect scheduled. Once we have a schedule you will get an email confirmation along with the inspection agreement that you can sign on line and the invoice that you can pay on line as well. We have several full time Ohio State Licensed inspectors so we can usually get into the properties pretty quickly depending on tenant access approval.

The inspection report is published later the same day as the inspection. If after reviewing the report you have any questions just give us a call.

For an investment property, the only add on inspection you may want to consider is a sewer line camera inspection – $250 additional charge along with the general home inspection – homes built before 1970 in the Cleveland area usually have clay tile sewer lines from the house to the street that can get clogged and/or damaged by tree roots which is impossible to tell during a home inspection unless a sewer line camera is ran down the sewer line from an already installed access point inside the home. If the access point is not present, we would not be able to conduct this type of inspection if requested and would not charge for it obviously. Of course replacing or repairing a sewer line can be very costly. Here is a video link of one of our sewer line inspections: 


We are very experienced and familiar with inspecting income properties in and around Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Including Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Ohio City, Tremont, Old Brooklyn, and Lakewood.

In these areas, many of the single and multi family homes were built between 1890 and WWII. These homes typically have clay tile block foundations, no sub flooring, 40-50 year old furnaces or boilers.

Many of these homes may have:

No insulation
Peeling lead based paint
Dilapidated garages
2-3 layers of roofing
Asphalt shingles over slate roofing
Knob and tube wiring
Federal Pacific electrical panels
Asbestos siding
Wood destroying insect past or current presence
Damp basements
Foundation damage
Structural damage
Mold growth
Galvanized steel supply piping
Lead or galvanized steel main supply line
Main sanitary lines that may be damaged and more.

Inner ring suburbs such as South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Mayfield, Euclid, Garfield Hts, Maple Hts, Warrensville Hts, University Hts, Richmond Hts, and Bedford Hts were mostly built out during WWII up to the 1960’s.

In many cases these homes have:

  • Concrete block foundation walls (which are susceptible to adhesion cracking foundation damage)
  • Plank sub flooring
  • 1-3″ attic insulation
  • Knob and tube wiring although more of these homes have just un-grounded non-knob and tube wiring
  • Federal Pacific panels
  • Copper supply piping
  • Potentially breached main sanitary lines
  • Damaged brick siding
  • Un-grounded appliance outlets
  • Damp basements,
    mold growth, and more etc.

 

Ohio Home Inspector License OHI.2021008662