How to Prepare for Your Commercial Building Inspection

Whether you have a new property in mind to potentially add to your investment portfolio, or are scoping available locations where you plan to unveil a new Miami restaurant, you need to know everything you can about the building in question. Both seasoned and first-time business owners understand that an inspection is an important step in the process of securing a brick and mortar establishment. Evolve Property Inspections can provide the facts that you need about your commercial building as you make your way toward that final decision and negotiation. Follow these tips to prepare for your commercial building inspection.

Commercial Building Inspection in Miami

Take a Look For Yourself

No one has more of an interest in the condition of a commercial building than the person who might invest in it. Before your commercial inspection, you should familiarize yourself as much as possible with the building and note any concerns you wish to address with the inspector before they conduct their walk-through. Visit the building as much as possible at different times of the day and immediately following significant rain storms or other weather-related events. 

Gather All Relevant Documentation 

After the commercial inspection’s initial walk-through and survey portion, the inspector will review all documents and records available for the property. The seller should be ready to provide lease agreements, Certificates of Occupancy, building and fire code violations, service contracts, repair invoices, and maintenance records. All relevant documentation will not only aid the inspector with the information gathered from the walk-through but also add valuable information to the final inspection report.

Determine Who Best Knows the Building

When considering a commercial property, you must identify the person with all the knowledge. The commercial inspector will interview this individual, likely the seller or building manager, about the condition of the building. He or she can help gather information as the inspector reviews the building documentation. Many potential deficiencies with a building can be identified as the information is shared and the property’s history is reviewed in this way. 

Schedule Your Commercial Inspection 

Don’t go into a commercial property negotiation without all of the facts in your corner. Evolve Property Inspections complies with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP), the proven, industry-accepted commercial inspection guidelines. Contact us today at (305) 506-8969 to request a quote or to schedule your commercial building inspection. Our residential and commercial inspection services serve Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of Kendall, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and Broward County.