Module: Inspection of condos and duplexes

This ninth module of our home inspection program focuses on the inspection of condominiums and duplexes. These types of dwellings are becoming more and more popular over the years, notably because they are much more affordable for first-time buyers or because they require less maintenance than a single-family home. It is therefore important for a home inspector to know the differences between a home inspection and a condo or duplex inspection. Discover below the distinctions and the elements to take into consideration during a condo or duplex inspection.

Condos are a housing option that is becoming more and more popular and sought after. Less expensive and requiring less maintenance, they are an ideal first property purchase. However, the home inspector will not perform his inspection in the same manner as a single family home. In this part of the module, the student will learn how to inspect the heating and air conditioning system, the electrical system, the plumbing, and the finishing and insulation of a condo. In addition, he will learn how to charge a price to his clients based on the type of property he is inspecting.

Multi-units are another option that is attractive to many buyers in the real estate industry: it is possible to obtain a building that is less expensive and can also be a source of income if one decides to rent it. In this part of the module, the student will be able to deepen his or her knowledge of the different types of multiple units, such as semi-detached units. Among other things, he will discover the problems that can occur in multiple units in order to carry out quality inspections when he graduates.

Urban Studies offers you a 100% online training to become a home inspector. Numerous job opportunities in an exciting field await you, in the public or private sector. Whether you want to become self-employed or join a company anywhere in Canada or the United States, our interactive platform will give you all the necessary tools to complete the program at your own pace.

Inspection of condos and duplexes

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  • Earn a degree using a smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Earn a salary of up to $100,000 annually
  • Complete your 450-hour part-time training in less than 6 months


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