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"Brian's experience gave me a no-nonsense, easily understood assessment of the property I was buying, along with a realistic budget for required upgrades and improvements. 

"His knowledge of codes and regulatory law made dealing with this aspect of my purchase much easier to navigate. Excellent work."

Robin Dines, Hillcrest Spa in Port Hope

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why should I choose Westbrook to do my inspection?

A: Brian’s many years of construction experience together with his knowledge of codes and regulatory law gives you a no-nonsense, easily understood assessment of the property, along with a realistic budget for required upgrades and improvements.

Q: How do you determine the cost of an inspection? 

A: Our fee schedule for building inspections is based on the type of building, square footage and its use or uses (Industrial, Office Retail or Residential). 

Q: Can I/We accompany the inspector?

A: Yes, this is encouraged. Your input can help us better understand your needs and expectations for the property. On site discussion often results in a better understanding of the written report by helping to identify concerns which need additional clarification.

Q: How long will my inspection take?

A: Usually a minimum of 3-4 hours or more, depending on the size of the property, number of units or tenancies and accessibility to all areas.

Q: When will I receive my report?

A: You will usually receive your report five to seven business days after the site inspection.

Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?

A: You are encouraged to call us at any time with questions about your report.

Q: Can I call you about a repair estimate from a contractor for some of the work recommended in my report.

A: Yes, we want you to understand what you are paying for and help you to make sure you are getting the right job at the right price.

Q: What is the difference between a Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental report?

A: Phase 1 Environmental reports deal with a historical review of past and present uses of a property and the surrounding area, which may require testing to determine any environmental hazard. Phase 2 performs that testing.

Multi-Tenanted century building in Bracebridge

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