Property Inspection Services

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Property Inspection Services

Our property inspection services provide the expert evaluation and holistic assessment that you need for any residential or commercial property in Crete.

Dedicated to Your Needs

Buying a property abroad is an important decision and a big investment. Thus, discovering any defects before signing any purchase contract is a top priority.
Moreover, a detailed understanding and a bird’s eye view of a property’s condition before you commit to it, gives you what you need to negotiate a fair price with confidence and it also provides you with peace of mind when making your final offer.

Ethical. Reliable. Inclusive.

We specialize in an array of residential and commercial inspections in Crete to help you make a sound decision about a property’s potential.
Our Property Inspection Services include:
Pre-Purchase Inspection
Hand-Over Inspection
Commercial Property Inspection
Defects Inspection
Structural Inspection

Waive the possibility but not the inspection. We are an independent firm, owned in trust by our clients. We choose work where we can make a positive difference in the real estate and construction market of Crete, Greece.

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Residential & Commercial Property Assessments

Attic Condition and Home Insulation

Walls, Ceilings, and Floors

Windows and Doors

Structural Components

Basement and Foundation Health

Air Conditioning

Drainage Systems

Roofing Materials and Health

Heating Systems

Electrical Systems

Plumbing Systems

Ventilation

Irrigation Systems

Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Electronic Surface Moisture Scanning

Invasive Moisture Testing

Building Moisture Infiltration Analysis

General Building Leak Detection and Reporting


A comprehensive inspection followed by a clear narrative report (fees are applied)

 

Commercial Property Assessments

From retails shops to office buildings and from restaurants to commercial tourism facilities, we perform complete commercial inspections to help you make wise investment decisions before you buy or lease a commercial property.

Specialty Inspections

We also provide specialized services for those requiring deeper inspections such as mold testing, HVAC systems inspection and pool or spa inspection.

If you require any additional types of inspections that are not listed, communicate with us and we can discuss your needs.

When we perform a regular inspection, all of the property’s systems are inspected. However, in some cases, clients don’t need to conduct a full, standard inspection and ask for specific systems or components to be reviewed such as the roof, plumbing, pool, electrical, irrigation, and more.

In those cases, we can take a customized approach to focus on the particular systems specified.

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A Buyer’s Home Inspection Checklist

A property inspection is a visual, yet holistic inspection of a property to determine its current state, condition and any potential issues or defects.
An inspection is most often done as part of a real estate purchase agreement or interest from a potential buyer or investor for a specific property.
Always Striving for Something Higher
Our inspection process, assessment, surveys and reports are intended to produce safe, inclusive and resilient outcomes. We also recognize that sustainability and energy efficiency encompass many different parameters. So, our inspection works also prioritize energy saving materials, energy efficiency, biodiversity, conservation of resources, and carbon footprint.

NOTE: The property inspection is non-invasive, meaning that the inspector does not cut into walls, drill into the land, or any other type of intrusive inspections that may cause damage to the property. A property inspection is meant to help purchasers make informed decisions about the property before they buy it; the inspection also helps sellers to know what, if any, parts of the property may require repair or replacement or are not up to the latest building codes.

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Holistic Inspection Reporting

This checklist is a complete overview of what a property inspector from ARENCOS looks for in a property inspection:

 

Grounds And Exterior Construction
  • Foundation 
  • Septic tank
  • Drainage
  • Plumbing
  • Exterior walls
  • Windows and door frames
  • Siding 
  • Bricks and/or stonewalls 
  • Paint
  • Roof shingles
  • Gutters
  • Chimneys 
  • Detached garage, shed, fence and deck
Basement
  • Moisture evidence assessment
  • Water damage 
  • Sump pump operation assessment
Attic
  • Checking evidence of staining from roof
  • Structural elements
  • Ventilation through vents and end louvers
  • Insulation
  • Electrical splices 
Bathrooms
  • Plumbing systems condition
  • Water pressure for hot and cold-water
  • Tub, shower and sinks drain
  • Toilet flushes and fills 
  • Checking of potential leaking around base of tub or shower
Kitchen
  • Plumbing systems 
  • Checking performance of exhaust fan vents to outside
  • Garbage disposal 
  • Checking water flow and drain to sink
  • Built-in appliances operation checking
Interior Rooms
  • Floors, walls and ceilings condition
  • Doors and window frames condition
  • Lights and switches operation checking
  • Checking for an adequate number of electrical outlets in each room
  • Checking heating and cooling AC units operation in all rooms
  • Fireplace checking
  • Stairway treads and risers
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Electrical Systems
  • Wiring infrastructure 
  • Cables security and protection checking
  • Off-grid systems condition checking
Heating And Cooling Systems
  • Solar panels checking
  • Air conditioning and heating systems checking
  • Air filters 
  • Fan coils 
  • Cooling units
Interior Rooms
  • Floors, walls and ceilings, condition
  • Doors and window frames condition
  • Lights and switches operation checking
  • Checking for an adequate number of electrical outlets in each room
  • Checking heating and cooling AC units in all rooms
  • Fireplace checking
  • Fireplace checking
  • Stairway treads and risers condition

Extensive Testing

In addition to complying with ARENCOS RPI® standards for a residential inspection, our inspections exceed expectations. Among others, we also conduct assessments and tests on the critical infrastructure and systems:
  1. Solar electric panels
  2. Residential wind turbines
  3. Off-grid equipment
  4. Fire Alarms
  5. CCTV and Security Equipment
  6. Infrared Scan Included
  7. Visual Mold Assessment
  8. Aerial Roof Inspections
  9. Moisture scan
  10. Infrared Scan Included
  11. Visual Mold Assessment
  12. Aerial Roof Inspections
  13. Carbon monoxide test
  14. Fill and test jetted tubs
  15. Moisture scan

16. Test hot water temperature and pressure
17. Test garage door safety a
18. Test AFCIs
19. Test GFCIs
20. Test water pressure
21. Flood test tile showers
22. Test thermal windows
23. Test buildings energy performance (PEA)
24. Check appliances that remain in the house
25. Washer/dryer & refrigerator testing
26. Test built-in outdoor cooking equipment
27. Test built-in outdoor cooking equipment/BBQ
28. Test Telecommunication network
29. Test Broadband connection

How Much Does a Property Inspection Cost?

It’s important to note that the property buyer is typically responsible for paying for the inspection because it protects them from purchasing a property with significant problems and defects. The average cost of a property inspection can varies significantly.

How Long Does a Property Inspection Take?

Property inspections are designed to disclose defects or issues in the investigated property that could significantly affect its safety, livability or value. They are not meant to disclose aesthetic defects.
The evaluation is presented to the potential buyer in a comprehensive report so buyers are completely and effectively informed of the property’s condition prior to the pre-contract or purchase. A property inspection should not only outline defects and problematic areas to the potential buyer; it should also highlight the positive aspects and parameters of a property as well.
A property inspection accompanied by a professional report typically takes two to four weeks. It’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with an inspector from ARENCOS soon after identifying a property in Crete, so you’ll have the report before the pre-contract.
Common Problems Found in a Property Inspection
Problem TypeCost to Repair
Mold€300 – €6,000
Plumbing€180 – €3,600
Electrical system€200 – €25,000
HVAC€200 – €15,000
Window€300 – €600
Flooring€150 – €12,000
Foundation€4,000 – €15,000
Basement€10,000 – €65,000
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Meet the Team

MARIA GKIKA FOUNDER - SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER

Maria Gkika

Senior Civil Engineer - Founder & Owner

Stelios Ilias Mpaladakis - Civil Engineer - ARENCOS

Stelios Ilias Mpaladakis

Civil Engineer

Christina Nianou Senior Architect at ARENCOS, Chania, Crete

Christina Nianiou

Senior Architect

Stavros Thomas - Wind Energy Engineer ARENCOS

Stavros Thomas

Senior Wind Energy Engineer

Maria Maridaki - Interior Design & Property Management with ARENCOS

Maria Maridaki

Renovation Design & Property Management

Erasmia Skartsila- Junior Architect at ARENCOS

Erasmia Skartsila

Architect

Eleni Tzouganaki - Chania Junior Architects ARENCOS

Eleni Tzouganaki

Junior Architect

Gregory Petrakis - Senior Electrical Engineer - ARENCOS Architects and Engineers in Crete

Gregory Petrakis

Senior Electrical Engineer

Dimitris Papadakis - Rural & Surveying Engineer - ARENCOS

Dimitris Papadakis

Rural & Surveying Engineer

Aristidis Vittorakis - Senior Civil Engineer (Structural) - ARENCOS

Aristidis Vittorakis

Senior Civil Engineer (Structural)

Hellena Willson - Business Inquiries Specialist

Hellena Willson

Customer Inquiry Specialist

Carol Ann Reed - Interior Designer Architect - ARENCOS Architects & Engineers in Chania, Crete.

Carol Ann Reed

Interior Designer - Architect

Ioanna Patteraki - Mechanical Engineer - ARENCOS Architects and Engineers in Crete

Ioanna Pateraki

Mechanical Engineer

Nikos Spiridakis - Topographer - ARENCOS Architects and Engineers in Crete

Nikos Spiridakis

Topographer

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