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Lester Johnstone

Sales Representative
Mobile:(705) 783-5332
Fax:(705) 645-1238


100 West Mall Road,
Bracebridge ON

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Muskoka Home Inspectors

At least 85% of the residential and recreational properties bought in Muskoka have a home inspection clause as a condition in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale.  While a home inspection is not a guarantee that every defect in a home or cottage will be found, there is a compelling argument for having an objective 3rd party look at the property from a technical perspective.

It's important to hire a knowledgeable, independent home inspector for advice on the overall condition of the property. Your Agreement of Purchase and Sale will usually grant a specific time period for each inspection, and it's critical that these time frames be met. Usually the cost for any and all inspections and re-inspections are paid by the Buyer. The typical cost of an inspection will range between $375 - $525 in this area, depending on the size and complexity of the structures being inspected.

There are various types of inspection available:

  • Structural - Defects caused by poor construction, soil movement, water or drainage conditions, settlement, fire, etc.
  • Environmental Hazards - Including asbestos, lead-based paint, radon gas or any other toxic material.
  • Roof - Can include framing members, decking and shingle condition.
  • EMP - Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing - Should include electrical and plumbing systems, built-in appliances, heating and cooling systems, swimming pool/spas, sprinkler systems and security systems.
  • Septic and Wood Burning Systems - Ask if your inspector is licensed to conduct septic and WETT inspections.

Many companies specialize in only one area of inspection, and others will group several together and offer a package price. Whichever route you go, assure yourself you're getting the inspections you need.

Here are some of the inspection companies my clients have used in the Bracebridge and Gravenhurst area:

  • Joel Barden  866.686.3211
  • Deetmar Schade  705.732.2210
  • Paul Studholme   647.280.1865

Please call me if you have any questions or would like to meet with me to discuss working together:

705.645.5257               (office)

705.783.5332               (cell)     (email)

  Lester Johnstone  |  ROYAL LEPAGE LAKES OF MUSKOKA  |  Bracebridge


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100 West Mall Road
Bracebridge ON  P1L1Z1
(705) 645-5257
Real Estate License # 4759499