ABI's Fee Structure
services are charged at an hourly rate.
Why are ABI's inspection fees higher than other inspection agencies'?
purpose of a building inspection is to provide you, the prospective buyer, with
as much information about the propertyís makeup and condition as possible so
that you can make educated decisions about its purchase and subsequent care.
Lower priced inspections, however, tend either to miss or omit important
building details that, in the future, may manifest themselves as major defects
in need of costly repairsórepairs that could have been significantly reduced or
avoided entirely had related discrepancies and defects been spotted and reported
in their early stages. In a nutshell, the reason ABIís inspection fees are
higher than others is that our inspections are more thorough, our reports more
detailed and, in turn, the information we pass on to you about the property more
comprehensive and valuable than that of the average, lower priced inspection.
will my inspection cost?
If you call or email us, ABI will be happy to
give you an estimate for the cost of your inspection. Please provide us
with your building's location, year of construction, square footage, and selling
price. Do keep in mind, though, that ABI's fees are based on the hours we spend
inspecting the property and generating the inspection report. Thus, depending on
the building's condition and the number of defects we find, estimates we provide
before the inspection may be higher or lower than our final invoice.