Commercial Services

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Commercial Property Inspection

City of Oaks can tailor the scope and objective of a Commercial  Property Inspection to meet each client’s need. The scope of the commercial building inspection is most commonly a comprehensive visual inspection to determine the property’s condition, documented in a written report. The objective of the inspection is normally to obtain a third-party and unbiased property inspection to identify deferred maintenance issues, such as roof and water intrusion, as well as deficiencies with structural and basic operational components of the building, such as structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and roofing. The scope of inspection can be designed to meet ASTM E2018 professional standards.  You will receive a comprehensive electronic report that is complete with pictures of the properties conditions with narrative technical descriptions.  Note this is not a PCA (Property Conditions Assessment) which will conclude with more detail and investigation of the properties current condition. 

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Condition Assessment Inspection

A wise buyer will conduct a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) by planning a property inspection before closing on any commercial property.  There is a lot that can go wrong with a commercial property, and the costs to repair and maintain buildings can be significant.  You need to get the facts about your potential investment while you still have options.  These assessments very often save our clients money by identify building deficiencies well in excess of our fee in addition to the many other benefits of conducting your PCA.   Our Property Condition Assessments are conducted in accordance with ASTM E2018 – 15 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments as well as our industry leading inspection standards. 

It will include all of the following:

  • Inspection of the Plumbing, Electrical System, HVAC Systems, Roof, Structural Frame, Building Envelope and Site Improvements.  We typically have licensed electricians, plumbers, and mechanical on site at the time of site visit.
  • Search and review of public records and building permits for the property 
  • Opinions of Probable Cost to remedy any defects identified
  • Environmental Risk Review:  Before spending money on a Phase I Environmental Assessment let us assess the level environment risk associated with the property.
  • Flood Hazard Assessment:  Review of  the level of flood risk associated with the property.
  • ADA Accessibility Survey
  • Property Condition Report (or PCR) which will be compiled and delivered within an acceptable time frame. It will summarize the entire assessment as well as list material defects, concerns observed, recommendations for repairs, and opinions of costs to make repairs.

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Customized Inspections and Property Condition Assessments

Will conduct a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) by planning a property inspection before closing on any commercial property.  There is a lot that can go wrong with a commercial property, and the costs to repair and maintain buildings can be significant.  You need to get the facts about your potential investment while you still have options.  These assessments very often save our clients money by identify building deficiencies well in excess of our fee in addition to the many other benefits of conducting your PCA.   Our Property Condition Assessments are conducted in accordance with ASTM E2018 – 15 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments as well as our industry leading inspection standards. 

It will include all of the following:

  • Inspection of the Plumbing, Electrical System, HVAC Systems, Roof, Structural Frame, Building Envelope and Site Improvements.  We typically have licensed electricians, plumbers, and mechanical on site at the time of site visit.
  • Search and review of public records and building permits for the property 
  • Opinions of Probable Cost to remedy any defects identified
  • Environmental Risk Review:  Before spending money on a Phase I Environmental Assessment let us assess the level environment risk associated with the property.
  • Flood Hazard Assessment:  Review of  the level of flood risk associated with the property.
  • ADA Accessibility Survey
  • Property Condition Report (or PCR) which will be compiled and delivered within an acceptable time frame. It will summarize the entire assessment as well as list m

Commercial Property Inspections