Inspections/ Lukoff Engineering
(Rich Lukoff) ASHI member
856-424-5206 Located in Cherry Hill serving Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties.
Property Inspections and Engineering
who (normally) pays
|Appraiser||To ensure the property has enough value to secure the mortgage.||400-550 paid by buyer||required for mortgage|
|Survey||.||375-550 (more for larger lots) paid by buyer||required for mortgage|
(certificate of occupancy)
|Requirements vary by town. Some have no c/o requirement on resale homes (except as reqired by the state)- most do. Some inspect outside only - others inspect in and out.||normally paid by seller||Normally
required for mortgage lender
and by title co
Detector, C/O detector and fire extinguisher
||ordered and paid by seller||required by state|
|This is commonly called a termite inspection but it is really a pest inspection.||About $85. paid by either (buyer should select inspector)||normally required by mortgage lender if not you should get it anyway.|
|Home inspection||Review contract terms.||About $475-600
depending on inspection company and size of home.
paid by buyer at time of inspection
you are buying a home 'as is'. You want to know what 'as is' is.
inspectors are licensed to perform radon tests but not all.
type of test and company
paid by buyer
|If house was constructed before 1978 read literature about Lead Based paint||Buyer
Especially if there has been a conversion from oil to gas in the house check for evidence of an old underground tank.
|About $400.||May be
required but should
be done anyway if not. May affect the ability to obtain and cost of
home owners insurance.
|Water test||For Private well||Seller should pay||Required by state law|
|Sewer test||For Private septic system||paid by buyer||Buyer should always require it, town may require.|