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5 October 2009

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Filed under: wikiwix — Matthieu @ 19:15


A home inspection is often a condition of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Having that condition in place ensures that if the house you plan to buy is not in good repair, you have the option of withdrawing the purchase offer. Many agreements are made conditional on home inspections, but some buyers choose to waive it. That can be a mistake because the home may have problems that cannot be discovered without a good home inspection.


A home inspector will conduct an assessment of the home’s structure and condition. He or she will inspect the foundations, electrical and plumbing systems, the roof and ventilation of the house.

The home inspector will also look at:

  • Windows and doors
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Walls
  • Insulation
  • Drainage
  • Roof Inspection

Once the inspector has completed the assessment of the house, he or she will issue a report on its condition. The report will usually inform you about any areas of concern, such as previous problems or what parts of the home need repair.


You can rescind your offer if there is a home inspection clause in your purchase and sale agreement and the home inspectors report advises of deficiencies. You can also ask the seller to lower the price due to the deficiencies. It is also important that the home inspector you hire possess good credentials. It is advisable to ask about their training and experience and whether they have insurance. He or she should also provide you with a written contract.

To ensure your agreement has the home inspection clauses, it’s a good idea to have a lawyer review your purchase agreement before you sign it. This will ensure that your agreement won’t exclude important clauses that could result in delay and additional costs in the future.

At Filice Law, we have extensive experience reviewing Agreements of Purchase And Sale for our clients. We ensure that your contract will have all necessary clauses, including the home inspection clause, to protect your interests. We can also refer you to a qualified and reliable home inspector.


Filice Law offers free consultations. If you want to find out more about home inspections or have other questions about your real estate transaction call our Ancaster, Ontario office at 905-581-2266. You can also reach us by email.

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  1. Hi Matthieu,

    It seems your wiki changed since I asked a question yesterday. Timestamps are lost, so I can’t find my question. But I did discover an answer, and will post it here to help others.

    I experienced the bug you describe as “a quite annoying one that caused Okawix to crash during the download of big .okawix archives (e.g. the archive file of the English speaking Wikipedia…).”

    So I downloaded en.wikipedia.img.zeno (not using Okawix), but couldn’t import it since it is not a *.okawix file. Then I downloaded en.wikipedia.okawix (not using Okawix), and that worked (it added en.wikipedia.zeno to the en.wikipedia directory). I guess the en.wikipedia.img.zeno file contains images, en.wikipedia.zeno contains articles, and using the file en.wikipedia.okawix is necessary to get indexing. In any case, only *.okawix files can e imported (via “add new corpus to local files”).
    I hope this helps someone else.

    Comment by greg — 22 March 2011 @ 2:30

  2. Hey Greg,
    Thanks for your feed backs.
    As you may have noticed, some of the comments of the blog disappear, show up and disappear again… While upgrading our blog engine to a new version, we’ve experienced small problems, it’s all a bit upside down right now, hope we can fix it quickly. But for a while don’t get scared if it looks like strange things are happening on the blog :-S
    Take care 🙂 Matthieu.

    Comment by Matthieu — 23 March 2011 @ 0:38

  3. Hi! When the download reach 1.7GB Okawix crash. I also notice that the RAM usage grow take all the memory.

    Comment by Sophos — 31 October 2011 @ 10:06

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