What Does A Building Inspection Cost?
Fees are determined by the size of and type of property to be examined. The fee for the inspection of a 5,000 s.f. home with a swimming pool will be more than a 1,500 s.f. home without a pool, a 30-unit apartment complex more than a 4-plex, and a 50,000 s.f. office complex with a parking structure more than a 2,500 s.f. retail store with on-street parking.
Because the inspection industry is unregulated, fees differ from company to company. The more qualified and experienced inspectors charge more for their work. However, you should not let higher fees be the determining factor in your selection; a lower-priced inspection may not be the bargain it seems. Whom of us would choose a doctor for a critical surgery just because they offered the lowest fee? The doctor may indeed have performed the procedure more than a thousand times, but only has a mediocre record and is frequently sued for malpractice. As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for; the cheapest is never the best and the best is never the cheapest." At Boatwright, we are neither the cheapest nor the most expensive. You can feel confident and assured that we provide the finest services available. The prudent buyer should research and check the credentials of the firm they select.