Morris CharneySpecialty Services (Home Inspections)
Real estate agents fret when they hear that Mr. Charney is doing the building inspection,[he does all kinds of buildings not only houses, and that includes condos], because he works independently of them and they're afraid he's too thorough, too qualified.
He’s good at finding defects. He believes that a purchaser has the right to be properly informed of what it is they are buying and most consumers don’t realize that the new Civil Code of Quebec  deregulated building inspections so that anyone has a right to do them as long as they are ”prudent and diligent” without the need of expert assistance.
This Harvard graduate is a practicing architect with 50 years experience. He has renovated many homes offices and stores so he has a good idea of what things cost. He has been doing building inspections longer than anyone else in Quebec and works all across North America. He is a member of (IHINA - Independent Home Inspectors of North America).
He recommends how to repair the defects he finds and provides an estimate of what it would cost to put the house into a good state of repair. He emphasizes health issues and takes air quality readings.
He works at $250.00 per hour, and typical inspections run at $1250 for a verbal report, $2000 for a written report and $3,000 for a printed report with enlarged photos illustrating the defects. All reports are customized narratives… no computer generated check list or inventory of what’s there - just the defects clearly explained.
It is money well spent since your house is one of the largest investments of your life.