There are many areas that are not within the scope of a building inspection that often relate to the overall condition of a property. Further inspections may be required by other parties, such as the Fire Marshall’s Office or the Electrical Safety Authority. Commonly these are required for houses with basement apartments, rental income and commercial properties. These inspections relate to fire alarms, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, automatic door closers, fire separation, sprinklers / fire suppression systems, properly functioning inter-connected electric smoke alarms and any outstanding work orders related to this.
Contact your local Municipality to ascertain that the property zoned is properly for its intended use. If there are elevators in the building obtain details about the date of the last inspection by a licensed elevator company and any outstanding work orders. A building inspection is a must, but you may need help from others too.