FHA-INSPECTIONS

Manufactured Home Inspection Services

In Florida, FHA and VA require that all homes financed or refinanced under a new loan have foundation systems equal to the current Florida standards, regardless of when they were installed.

Our inspectors check:

  • The type and installation of anchors and straps (galvanized are required)
  • The presence of stabilization plates in front of diagonal pull anchors
  • Properly installed beam clamps
  • Longitudinal stabilization with anchors or LSD’s
  • Lateral stabilization with anchors or LSD’s
  • Proper number and installation of LSD’s and transverse straps
  • Proper installation and spacing of anchors
  • Mid-line anchors
  • Proper installation of skirting
  • Stability of support piers
  • Removal of wheels and tongues
  • Proper anchoring and support of any porches or additions.

Our inspectors have a combined experience of over 50 years inspecting manufactured home foundations, and most have completed the State of Florida’s manufactured home installation course.

Potential Modular Home Foundation Issues

One of the biggest challenges for getting an FHA loan for a mobile or manufactured home is the foundation. Many mobile homes suffer from foundation issues and do not meet the government’s requirements. To receive this type of loan, the structure needs to be built on a permanent foundation as designed by a professional engineer. Part of your inspector’s job is to determine whether or not the current foundation is appropriate.

In some cases, the seller may be able to also provide documentation that the foundation is FHA-approved. If not, you’ll need the inspector to find out and let you know.

FHA Mobile Home Inspections Done Right the First Time

While having a manufactured home inspection may seem like just another hoop you have to jump through in order to secure financing, the reality is that requiring an inspection is one of the best ways to ensure you are not making a financial mistake. FHA loans are a common choice for first-time buyers who may not have the experience needed to understand the importance of a mobile home inspection.

There are many potential problems with manufactured homes that may prevent it from passing inspection. For example, if they are not properly secured, they can be lifted from the foundation and destroyed by a tornado or even a strong wind storm. Not only is that a loss for you but you and your family could lose your life.

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HOME INSPECTIONS

Home Inspection Service in Florida

The purchase of a home is the single largest investment that the majority of Americans make. A Home Inspection will cost less than a quarter of a percent of the purchase price of a home and will often find enough small issues to allow you to negotiate a reduction in price several times more than the cost of the inspection. The Home Inspection is a win-win for the home buyer. If the Home Inspector finds nothing significantly wrong with the house, the buyer can proceed with the purchase with peace of mind and wins. If the Home Inspection finds something significantly wrong with the house, the buyer can back away or negotiate a price reduction to account for the issues. The Buyer wins again.

The HAS Home Inspector takes photographs during the inspection and then using a computer software package, prepares an extensive report with his findings. We provide Home Inspections in most of Florida: call us to see if your area is covered. All of our inspectors are Florida-state licensed home inspectors and members of InterNACHI, a leading national association of Home Inspectors.

Based on accessibility, the HAS Home Inspector will inspect the following:

  • Outside of the home
  • Crawl space and foundation
  • Roof
  • Landscaping
  • Sprinkler system
  • Driveway
  • Pool enclosure
  • Exterior doors and locks
  • Pool
  • Electrical system
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Windows
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Appliances
  • Smoke alarms
  • Walls and ceilings
  • Carpets, tile and flooring
  • Attic
  • Attic ventilation
  • Insulation

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INSURANCE INSPECTIONS

4 Point Home Insurance Inspections

HAS inspectors have the experience and qualifications to perform these inspections.

4 Point Inspection

Determine if an older home is in good enough condition to be a good insurance risk. The inspector examines the roof, electrical system, the plumbing system and the heating and air conditioning systems.

Wind Storm Mitigation

Evaluate if the roof system was built to standards to resist high winds such as those experienced in a hurricane. The homeowner could qualify for a reduction in insurance rate.

Citizens Roof Certification

Verify the age and condition of a roof to determine the remaining useful life for insurance purpose.

COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS

Commercial-Inspections

We have over 15 years’ experience performing Commercial Building Inspections. We are a premier inspection company in the state of Florida promising fast 24-72 hour turn around.

The cost of the inspection is a fraction of a percent of the cost of purchasing a building and can help the wary buyer avoid a costly mistake.

Experienced Building Inspectors

When you’re having a commercial building inspection completed, you are not really learning whether or not the building is feasible or whether it was worth what you paid. Instead, you are learning about the building’s future. For example, you could learn that the roof is on its last legs and will need to be completely replaced within one to two years. You might also learn that the electrical system in the building is out-of-date so it fails to meet basic building code standards which mean you could spend thousands changing the system.

When it comes to working with building inspectors to review your building, you are really talking about a process of analyzing your future risk. Before you finalize the purchase of a property, don’t you want to know how much money you might be required to sink into it in the next couple of years?

If you answered yes, you clearly already understand the value of a commercial building inspection.

Completing the Commercial Inspection

Commercial Building Inspections Tampa FLThe inspection should be completed as early as possible. Do not wait until after you purchase the property or long after the building permitting has finished. You need to take action as soon as possible so you don’t end up making a huge financial mistake.

With a completed inspection report, you can have more bargaining room, too, and this is always a good idea when you are working with sellers or builders. If you suspect you may be spending thousands of dollars in the next few months, make sure the price of the property is reduced or the builders correct the situation.

Call us today and have one of our licensed experienced Building Inspectors help you decide if your investment is a sound investment.

Tampa & Orlando Commercial Building Inspections

We have over 15 years experience performing Commercial Building Inspections and handle thousands of inspections every year.

We are the premier inspection company in Florida, providing just about any type of inspection that may be required anywhere in the state. We now promise fast 24 – 72 hour turnaround and in most instances the report is in the hands of our client the very next day.

The cost of the inspection is a fraction of a percent of the cost of purchasing a building and can help the wary Buyer avoid a costly mistake.

Experienced Building Inspectors

When you’re having a commercial building inspection completed, you are not really learning whether or not the building is feasible or whether it was worth what you paid. Instead, you are learning about the building’s future. For example, you could learn that the roof is on its last legs and will need to be completely replaced within one to two years. You might also learn that the electrical system in the building is out-of-date so it fails to meet basic building code standards which mean you could spend thousands changing the system.

When it comes to working with building inspectors to review your building, you are really talking about a process of analyzing your future risk. Before you finalize the purchase of a property, don’t you want to know how much money you might be required to sink into it in the next couple of years?

If you answered yes, you clearly already understand the value of a commercial building inspection.

Completing the Commercial Inspection

The inspection should be completed as early as possible. Do not wait until after you purchase the property or long after the building permitting has finished. You need to take action as soon as possible so you don’t end up making a huge financial mistake.

With a completed inspection report, you can have more bargaining room, too, and this is always a good idea when you are working with sellers or builders. If you suspect you may be spending thousands of dollars in the next few months, make sure the price of the property is reduced or the builders correct the situation.

Using Reliable Inspectors

Obviously, you don’t want to trust just anyone to do your inspections. It’s important to find building inspectors who are qualified and experienced so they will do a thorough and honest evaluation of the building.

You should also ask if the building inspectors handle the repairs, too. This can be a trick question because in many states they are not permitted to do both repairs and inspections because of the obvious conflict of interest. This is not always the case but it might be a good idea to steer clear of any companies which are doing double duty. Remember it could be in their best interest to locate problems in your building.

We have over 15 years experience performing Commercial Building Inspections and handle thousands of inspections every year.

We are the premier inspection company in Florida, providing just about any type of inspection that may be required anywhere in the state. We now promise fast 24 – 72 hour turnaround and in most instances the report is in the hands of our client the very next day.

Looking for an experienced commercial building inspector? Contact us today at (813) 681-3597!