Independent Property Inspection Consultants - Pittsburgh PA
Since 1988 - Your Key To Quality Inspection Services.

Real Estate Property Inspection Services

Construction Loan Draw Inspections:

Thank You for considering our services for your Construction Progress Draw Inspection and or management needs.  We perform these services for lenders, new home builders, private parties, and others whether it is a residential, commercial, or industrial project. We will monitor your construction project and report on its progress in accordance with your specific requirements.  These services can include status of construction, completion schedule, percentage of budget, quality of work, change order information, stored materials, verification of permits and inspections, payment recommendations, and naturally job site pictrures.  Please call 412-561-5969 to receive a quote for your project.  If you want to review a sample draw  form used by Independent Property Inspections and a client letter click on the forms below.  We will use your form if you request it.

SampleDrawInspectionReportIPIC.pdf
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SampleClientDrawLetter.pdf
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Lender_Report-Construction_Draw_Sample.pdf
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Property Condition Assessment (PCA) as per ASTM E-2018

A property condition assessment for commercial real estate is often completed in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard 2018.  The official title of the standard is "Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process.  The purpose of the standard is to establish good commercial and customary practice in the United States for a baseline evaluation of the property during a walk thru survey and conducting research as defined in the guidelines.  Independent Property Inspection Consultants of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania performs these PCA's for clients including lenders, banks, commercial property buyers, and other clients.  If you want to review the ASTM Standards click on the pdf link below.  A sample copy of our inspection agreement can be viewed below.  A sample report will be posted soon.  Thank you for your interest.

ASTM_E2018_Standard_Guidelines_for_Property_Condition_Assessment.pdf
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SampleInspectionContractIPICpca.pdf
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Statement_of_Qualifications.pdf
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IPICSamplePropertyConditionAssessmentReport.pdf
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Commercial Building Inspection

A commercial building inspection is an inspection of any commercial building, component of a building, or any system or phase of a building that a client wants inspected, verified, or certified to in accordance with general inpection guidelines for property maintenance or unsafe conditions, or to a specific guidelines furnished by the client.  These clients are commercial property buyers, lenders, government entities, and others for their own particular or special needs.  A sample copy of commercial property inspection for a typical buyer is below.  Also below is a article written by Ronald Bachner on commercial property inspections in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania defined or explained.  This article will help you understand some options you may have.  We also have a one page trip report to keep an eye on developments if you need it.  If you have special needs and concerns call Independent Property Inspection Consultants at 412-561-5969 to learn how we can help you.

Commercial_Building_Inspections_in_Pittsburgh_PA_Defined.pdf
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Sample_Trip_Report_To_Client.pdf
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SampleCommercialInspectionReport.pdf
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Residential Home Inspections

A residential home inspection is a consumer based product.  Independent Property Inspection Consultants offers typically a whole house home inspection or a major components inspection which we were the first in the Pittsburgh area to offer back in the early 90's.  You as a home buyer can request what you want inspected whether it is a simple roof or foundation inspection or if you want a whole house inspection.  The decision is yours.  We also offer a Oral Inspection which is our most economical.  It is often sufficient for many buyers especially investors who want a quick assessment.  You can download a sample inspection below or out article entitled "What is a Home Inspection."   This article will educate you on what a home inspection IS and IS Not very quickly.  If you review our article "What We Inspect" you will learn much about the items we evaluate.  We recommend you review our "Truth In Housing Guarantee" to see how you are protected during your home inspection.  This guarantee has been in place 30 years.

IPICWhatisaHomeInspection.pdf
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Sample_Major_Componet_Inspection_Web.pdf
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WhatWeInspectGuidelines.pdf
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TruthInHousingGuaranteepdf.pdf
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NPCA-1_Wood_Destroying_Insect_Inspection_Report.pdf
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IPIC_Sample_Home_Inspection_Report_CU.pdf
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Residential & Commercial Due Diligence Safety Inspections

IPIC Safety Inspect, a part of Independent Property Inspection Consultants performs duel diligence safety inspections for residential and commercial clients.  These inspections are basic home owner inspections and client specific inspections.  There is a wide range of concerns by both residential and commercial clients.  They include general safety, electrical, property maintenance, equipment inspections, playground equipment, reviews of personnel protection, and much more.  The following are two articles o
n general safety in the home.  If you need an independent review of your home or place of business call IPIC Safety Inspect.  We work to protect your family, customers, and employees.

IPICHomeSafetyForYouandFamily.pdf
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25_Home_Safety_Tips_For_Your_Review.pdf
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Real Estate Environmental Site Assessment Services

Independent Property Inspection Services performs Transactional Environmental Screenings (TES) in accordance with ASTM E-1528-14 Standard Practice for Limited Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process.  This process is for those who wish to conduct a limited environmental due diligence.  This is less than a Phase 1 and does not qualify as an environmental assessment under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.  The Transactional Environmental Screen should not be used with known current or historic properties handling hazardous substances or petroleum products.   The goal of a transactional screen is to identify potential environmental concerns as defined in 3.2.35.  Please download the standard and review.   Please call for a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment and more information.

ASTM_E1528-14-ESA-TES.pdf
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E1527-13-Phase-I.pdf
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Real Estate Appraisal Inspections

Did your lender tell you you need an inspection regarding comments on the appraisal report? We can perform these inspections for you.  The cost is usually $175.00 for local inspection.  


Additional Available Inspection Services

The following services are additionally Available.  Please call the office for more information and details on how we can help you.  This section is under construction.

Acquisition Inspections
Lender Pre-Foreclosure Inspections
Loan Origination Inspections
Due Diligence Property Condition Assessment
Capital Improvement Confirmation
Lender Property Verification Services
Lender Property Monitoring Services
Portfolio Reviews - Annual Servicing Inspections
Real Estate Appraisal Inspections

Call for more information on your particular needs.


 

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