The PPR Forensic Real Estate Inspection is a ...

comprehensive building condition assessment utilizing multiple, vetted trade professionals. PPR offers its Clients a thorough, objective examination of the land, physical structures, and systems of the real estate to determine a better estimate of the real estate’s investment costs and value. Take a look at the PPR WatchDog PRICING Information below.

Who Needs a Forensic Real Estate Inspection?

  • Current owners of residential and commercial properties who need to determine the status of the existing structures and systems to help limit unexpected failures and costs…the PPR Forensic Inspection will provide the owner valuable information and resources for maintaining his or her real estate.
  • Sellers of residential or commercial properties to better determine the market value, given improvements which may be required to avoid potential future litigation with a buyer…the PPR Forensic Inspection will provide the seller valuable structural and systems related information to better understand the costs involved in bringing the real estate to market.
  • Buyers of residential and commercial properties who understand the meaning of the old adage, “Buyers Beware”…the PPR Forensic Inspection will provide the buyer informed and empowered choices when submitting a bid on the real estate.

What Differentiates the PPR Forensic Real Estate Inspection from More Traditional Inspections?

PPR does not cut corners to reduce costs or utilize inspectors who are “Jacks-of-all-Trades” to conduct a Forensic Inspection. Instead, PPR, as your Property WatchDog, provides an in-depth, thorough building condition assessment of our Client’s current or proposed investment. How? PPR utilizes locally vetted experts in their trades who work with their tried-and-true tools as well as the latest technologies to analyze and diagnose a property’s bones: its structures and systems from roof-to-foundation and from attic-to-basements. PPR then issues its clients a Comprehensive Report which reflects the external and internal condition of the real estate in which they have an interest.

Do you have the time or expertise to vet and hire multiple tradespeople to do a thorough inspection? Is there any other way to understand the real value of a property without the kind of detailed and comprehensive analysis and diagnosis which a PPR Report provides its Clients?

What will the PPR Forensic Report Inspection Include?

(1) A copy of the contract the Client signed with PPR prior to beginning the inspection.
(2) A list of all the vetted trades who participated in the inspection with their names and contact information.
(3) A checklist and a description including photos of all components and systems of the property observed by the inspectors. This section of the inspection will include, but is not be limited to:

• Structural Components including the roof & foundation
• Fire and smoke detection and suppression systems
• Interior inspection of all structural components that are accessible to mold formation
• Environmental hazard report such as radon, asbestos or lead
• Exterior structures including siding, soffits, porches, balconies, walkways, railings, and driveways
• Lawn sprinkler systems
• Swimming pools, hot tubs & fountains
• Electrical systems including service panels, breakers, and fuses
• Plumbing systems including pipes, drains, water heating equipment, wells, and sump pumps
• HVAC, interior, insulation, and ventilation
• Interior features including walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, stairs and railings
• Kitchen appliances and central vacuum systems
• Insulation and ventilation including those in the attic and other unfinished spaces
• Fireplaces including chimneys and vents
• Detached structures – outbuildings – such as a garage, shed or barn
• Termite and pest report
• Code compliance – Each of the vetted trades will make note of any Code Violations

Note – The inspectors will not take apart equipment, cut holes in walls or dig up the yard unless authorized in writing. In most cases, underground pipes, buried septic systems, and systems sealed inside walls will not be accessible for the inspection.

Bottom Line

The PPR Real Estate Forensic Inspection Report has been designed to provide the owner, the potential buyer, and all stakeholders in the real estate a substantive assessment of the real estate’s current condition highlighting fiscal and financial potential risk.

The goal of the PPR WatchDog’s Forensic Inspection Report is to bring our Client peace of mind, reduce unexpected costs, and assist in establishing a fair market value for the real estate!

Wouldn’t you prefer to uncover any potential problems
Before selling or buying a property?

Take a Look at PPR’s Additional 2 Services:
Site Location(s) and Renovation Construction Project Management


To provide our potential clients an estimated price for PPR’s Forensic Property Inspection Services, it is essential to outline two important factors:

> What differentiates PPR’s services.

> What components contribute to the price estimate.

The PPR Difference:

> The inspection is not performed by one person who is a “Jack-of-all-Trades”.

> PPR utilizes locally vetted trades who are leaders in their area of expertise.

> The vetted trades utilize the latest in tools, methods and technologies to generate a Comprehensive Forensic Report.

> A Comprehensive Forensic Report –- a consolidation of all of the trade’s inspections -– is a combination of text, pictures and video.

The Price Components:

> Building(s) & Property

Location No. of Rooms w/ Plumbing
Property Size Types of Ceilings
No. of Floors What’s Below the Ground Floor
Sq. Ft. Per Floor Type of Garage(s)
No. of Rooms Type of Roof(s)
No. of Bathrooms Age Building(s)
Type of Heating System(s) Other Factors

> Estimated Number of Vetted Trades to Complete Inspection

> Cost Per Hour of Vetted Trades

> PPR’s Hourly Wage

> Travel & Related Expenses

After PPR has gathered the above information, PPR will provide a Price for an Inspection to the client including a breakdown of the above. Payment for the Inspection is due 48 hours prior to the start.

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