Although every property is different, there are certain things which should be included in every building inspection:
Property structure: the building inspector should check the structure, framing and foundations to make sure it is sturdy enough to stand up to environmental factors and time.
Exterior: windows, doors, frames, paving, paths, driveways, steps, decks, porches and balconies should all be inspected.
Interior: the inspectors should thoroughly examine walls, floors, ceilings, stairs or steps, railings, cabinets, countertops and the garage for damage, construction defects, rot, or signs of leaks.
Roof: the roof of a property is highly important, and the inspector should check age, condition, drainage, and gutters, as well as any skylights or chimneys.
Electrical: the inspector should check the condition of electrical supply, breakers and cables.
Plumbing: water supply and drainage systems should be checked, as well as water heaters.
Heating and cooling: the inspection should include any heating and cooling systems or equipment, and should assess their condition as well as whether they are adequate for the size of the house.
Insulation: the inspector should check that the house has adequate insulation which is in good condition.
Ventilation: the inspector should also check whether the house has proper ventilation.