Property Inspector Job Description

Property Inspector Job Description

July 30th, 2020

Property inspectors evaluate residential properties for compliance in regulations. They perform thorough property inspections, interview homeowners, and prepare inspection reports. They may work for local government, or be employed in real estate, construction, banking, or insurance.

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We are looking for a detail-oriented property inspector to inspect residential properties. You will be evaluating properties for compliance in construction regulations, inspecting the integrity of structures, and documenting your findings in reports.

To ensure success as a property inspector, you should exhibit extensive knowledge of construction regulations and ideally have experience in a similar role. An outstanding property inspector will be someone who can accurately identify regulatory noncompliance and safety hazards.

Property Inspector Responsibilities:

  • Visiting residential properties to conduct comprehensive compliance inspections.
  • Identifying safety hazards and structural defects on the interior and exterior of the properties.
  • Inspecting structural integrity, water quality, as well as electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Communicating with realtors, homeowners, or potential buyers to facilitate repairs and improvements.
  • Providing clients or other stakeholders with regular inspection progress updates.
  • Relaying detailed inspection findings to clients in a timely manner.
  • Documenting processes and maintaining records.
  • Keeping informed on construction regulations.

Property Inspector Requirements:

  • Postsecondary certificate or Bachelor's degree in building inspection technology, construction engineering, or similar.
  • State-approved licensure and certification.
  • At least two years' experience as a property inspector, or in a related role.
  • Current and in-depth knowledge of construction regulations.
  • Extensive technical construction expertise.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Availability to meet homeowners outside of business hours to perform site inspections.

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