Currently in AI for my first property that i plan on househacking in the Avondale Neighborhood. Looking for a second opinon as to why their is a slight lean on this property. The property inspector we used this first time, did not document it in his report and i want to be certain as to way their is a clear lean on the property other than "Its chicago and its common for older properties". If anyone has any recommendations please let me know. our AI Period ends on Tuesday. Much appreciated!
Sent you a PM with an inspector I can recommend. If it's a serious concern you'll probably want to consult a structural engineer but they can be expensive.
@Cameron Burnett as @Paul De Luca said most inspectors will simply want you to escalate this to a specialist and an engineer can take a week or so to get out typically. If interested in addressing this I would put your notice to extend AI now because more then likely you will not solve this by Tuesday. @Prashanth Mahakali any contacts or advice for Cameron?
In older homes this is scene more often but doesn't make it acceptable as a blanket statement.
Are there cracks in drywall or plaster? I’m not a structural engineer but that could also be an indication or structural issues.
PM me i can give you my inspector and even swing by for a quick opinion myself. Slight lean is not a big deal but its not always a firm line between slight and significant. If its significant hard pass.
@Cameron Burnett - Mark and few other people have good suggestions. You can reach out and call Gerorge Wyatt. He is a home inspector as well as a builder and rehabber. He does what is called a walk and talk. he can help you get to the bottom of this issue. Wether to walk away from the deal or if it is something you should pursue. His number is 708-828-6120. Cost will be a couple hundred dollars. You don't a full inspection all you need is for him to do a quick walk and talk. He is a investor himself and can you give you a rehab scope. If he feels it will be too much he can let you know.
Getting a Structural Engineer can never hurt but as an investor you are looking for another experienced investor that is a home inspector and has built houses. Just another option for you.
I agree with mark ainsley and andrew holmes! I hope everything works out in your favor!
@Cameron Burnett LOL You know you are obligated to tell us what you decided in the end or what steps you took. Just curious now! Ha!