Pre-Occupancy home Inspections surrey

Buying a new home is not the same as buying a re-sale home. While a re-sale home comes with a proven track record of performance, a new home is an unknown quantity. On the other hand, a new home has a warranty, and does not have any wear and tear. It’s brand new!

At BC House Reports, the inspection of the new home is different than a resale home inspection. We understand the challenge of not knowing how the building will perform under typical occupancy loads and over the four seasons. Our measure is not how well the building has stood up, but how well it will perform.


We evaluate the home against modern building practices, and consider workmanship and materials, while looking for consistency with the Warranty Program. Our inspection covers all components of the home, consistent with our professional Standards of Practice set by CAHPI BC. Additionally, we examine the workmanship and material issues that might affect performance.


We recommend that the inspection be performed before you take possession or within 30 days of taking possession. This approach has the advantage of catching issues early, and having them corrected promptly.


Our report identifies issues that should be addressed. The report is concise and to the point. The report includes items that are incomplete, damaged, missing, inaccessible or not operating properly. Photos and references are added for clarity where applicable. We describe locations carefully to make things as easy as possible for those referencing our reports.