Condominium Inspection

condo inspection ottawaIn general, condominiums offer greater peace of mind for the owner because the condominium corporation is responsible for common elements which are financed by the monthly condominium fees.

What defines common elements is set out in the by-laws and regulations, which you receive with the status certificate. For example, in a tower this usually includes the exterior and roofing systems. In a town house you may be responsible for the HVAC system an expensive item to replace. The line between your responsibility and the corporations may not be obvious. For example, some condominium corporations are responsible for the building exterior up to but not including window sills, caulking and glazing.

Condominium buyers need the services of both a lawyer and a DoubleCheck Home Inspector to ensure that all risks and responsibilities are reviewed and assessed. Ask for a copy of the latest condominium reserve fund study to see what major common element repairs are anticipated. DoubleCheck Home Inspections Ottawa will inspect all elements for which you are responsible and such areas as indoor parking and storage lockers.

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Inspect first! Located in Ottawa, DoubleCheck Home Inspections provides home inspections for homeowners across Eastern Ontario.

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Central Mortgage and Housing Canada (CMHC) has a wealth of information on home ownership, some of which is noted below. CMHC is located at 800 Montreal Road in Ottawa. You may wish to e-mail or contact them by: telephone at 1-800-688-2642, or by fax at 1-800-245-9274

Order No.

Series No.

Title from About the House Series


CE 1

Measuring Humidity in Your home


CE 3

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating



Understanding Window Terminology


CE 8

Fighting Mold: The Homeowner’s Guide


CE 25

Carbon Monoxyde


CE 26a

Hiring a Contractor


CE 35

Hiring a Home Inspector


CE 36

The Condominium Owners Guide to Mold


CE 44

Painting: Walls, Ceilings and Floors


CE 47

Home Maintenance Schedule


CE 54

Understanding Your New Home Sales Contract




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