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Britannia Home Inspections
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Jessica Hafeli
Jessica Hafeli
15:13 25 Oct 20
Amazing! This will be my very first home purchase and I am so grateful we found Howard. Extremely professional and thorough, you can clearly tell he takes pride in his career and genuinely cares about making sure you know what your buying into. Also a great resource for repair recommendations and I feel so much better knowing I can call him with questions down the road. Highly recommend!
Natasha Kumar
Natasha Kumar
19:59 22 Oct 20
We used Britannia Home Inspections as our inspector for the purchase of our new home and we could not have been happier with the service we received. Howard is extremely knowledgeable and thorough; he spent a fair amount of time on the walk through of the property, explaining to us any issues that he could foresee. His report was extremely detailed and easy to understand, with all issues clearly laid out in words (and pictures). His turnaround was very timely (within 24 hours of the inspection). We would happily use Britannia Home Inspections again.
Woodland Hunter
Woodland Hunter
01:48 15 Oct 20
Howard is an absolutely fantastic inspector! As a first-time homebuyer, I was very nervous for the inspection, since it's such a crucial step. Howard produced an extremely thorough report and helped me prioritize which issues to raise with the sellers. He found a few expensive issues with the home that justified his expense many times over. In fact, the report is so useful and educational that I will be using as reference for home maintenance for many years to come. Thank you so much for helping us buy our first home!
Leo Kwan
Leo Kwan
17:13 06 Oct 20
Howard did our pre-purchase home inspection and was very professional & thorough. I was glad to see how respectful he was of the home which shows to me the level of care he puts into his inspections. Once finished, he went through and explained everything that he found and provided the context for his recommendation and why it came up. I was very happy with his work and will definitely recommend him to our friends and family!
Michael Bernardo
Michael Bernardo
17:20 28 Sep 20
Howard is very professional and pleasant to work with. He was very knowledgeable and thorough to deliver his service. From his walk through he didn’t miss a thing, and captured it all in his comprehensive report that served as an great to do list and even a section for my insurance provider. He clearly knows what he’s doing. Even after his service he continued to recommend good referrals to good trades. Would recommend him to my friends and family!
Kathy Smith-Verhoef
Kathy Smith-Verhoef
14:41 27 Sep 20
Howard did our condo inspection and we couldn't have been more pleased! He thoroughly went through the condo room by room and appliance by appliance making sure that everything was in order and documented 2 repairs needing done before possession. He also gave us numerous tips on maintenance. Thank you Howard! we highly recommend you.
Natasha Harman
Natasha Harman
15:02 02 Sep 20
We had Howard come and inspect a house that we were purchasing, and were beyond happy with the incredible inspection. It was so thorough, and detail oriented. I felt like there was no stone left unturned, which is such a good feeling when making one of your biggest purchases in your life. Not only did Howard explain everything at the time of inspection, but we were also provided with a full report, including pictures and recommendations of repairs, and short term (~5 year out) repairs/replacements. Thanks Howard, for the ease of mind on this process! Would definitely recommend, and use again.
Leah K
Leah K
19:27 30 Aug 20
I cannot recommend Brittania Home Inspections enough! We are first time home buyers and Brittania Home Inspections has been such a wonderful asset. Their prices are very reasonable and we couldn't be happier with the service. Easy booking, professional, and very personable. We were allowed to follow the inspector during the inspection and ask questions as we went. This truly was an invaluable experience, especially as first time home buyers. We learned so much about our house in particular and houses in general. He took the time to explain everything and was incredibly knowledgeable. The report we received afterwards was all encompassing and covered everything we ever could have needed to know. Lots of photos and information. Highly, highly recommend Britannia for your inspection!
Rachel Cox
Rachel Cox
04:42 24 Aug 20
Did a through inspection. Any questions were answered as any issues were shown and explained . Highly recommended !!!
Ben F
Ben F
19:31 18 Aug 20
Highly recommend Howard if you need to have a home inspected. He was thorough, professional and incredibly insightful. He welcomes the keen home buyer who wants to know and learn about the working components of a house (and what is missing from said house). While I did not purchase the home he inspected I now am the wiser home buyer as the house hunt continues. When I do find the right house I will definitely be booking an inspection with Howard.
Aurooba Ahmed
Aurooba Ahmed
21:38 11 Aug 20
Howard is one of the friendliest professionals we've had the pleasure of working with during our home buying experience. His pricing is more than reasonable, his timing is impeccable, and we loved how much information he shared with us about the home and about general home maintenance during the inspection. One of our favourite aspects of getting a home inspection with Howard was the education. As first-time home buyers, there are plenty of things we don't know and plenty of things we don't even know that we don't know. Howard taught us a lot during the few hours he was with us and was absolutely okay with us trailing him and asking all sorts of questions about the house. We also really loved the little tags and labels he put on important mechanical pieces (water shut off, etc), so incredibly handy for the future. Not to mention the same day incredibly detailed report we received – so amazing. Would highly recommend an inspection with Howard for whatever reason you may need it. 🙂 Thanks for everything, H!
David K
David K
22:42 11 Jul 20
If you consider home inspection more than a formality, you owe it to yourself to hire Britannia. We absolutely depended on Howard and his report for our home purchase. We bought a 40 year old home that looked younger on the surface than upon closer inspection. Howard's report was incredibly detailed and full of pictures of everything that mattered. He took his time to explain it to us. The report gave us the confidence to go forward with the purchase and also the ammunition to go back to the sellers and demand (successfully) some purchase price relief. By the end of that negotiation the sellers actually said that they wished they'd hired Britannia when they were purchasing. Now I use the report as a roadmap for the tradespeople we are hiring and for the repairs I am making. Howard continues to offer informal advice. This has been a great working relationship. Couldn't ask for better.
Lana Tsalkovich Hewitt
Lana Tsalkovich Hewitt
01:43 29 Jun 20
I'm part of service industry and it is so hard to find people who actually care about providing you a great service.Well we found Howard. He was fantastic at looking at absolutely everything at our future home. So detailed, explained everything we need to know about our future home and I felt that I will get all the information I need to firm the deal on the house. If you are looking for QUALITY and very great price(as added bonus) please contact Howard at Britannia Home Inspection company you won't regret it. Thanks again Howard for everything and all the best!
Jim Evans
Jim Evans
22:42 26 Jun 20
Howard was fantastic... when you are making the largest purchase of your lifetime you want to know that you are making a good decision.. Howard covers everything so you don't have to think or worry about what you may have missed. The report lays out everything; the good, the bad and the ugly and allows you to make a very informed decision... you have a report that then provides you with a detailed checklist of what you need to address now and what you can address over time.. it's fantastic.
Paulette Exner
Paulette Exner
21:49 23 Jun 20
Howard provided a detailed and organized inspection report with photos and a clear explanation of any issues. Appreciated the many tips of ongoing maintenance he suggested while checking and testing everything. Would highly recommend Britannia Home Inspections.
Rachel D'Silva
Rachel D'Silva
13:59 27 May 20
Howard was amazing! As new home owners, he walked us through the whole house and taught us what issues to look for and how to fix some small issues. He was very knowledgeable and thorough (getting on the roof, in the attic, etc...). He provided labels that he affixed to all of the plumbing and electrical in the furnace room, provided a home manual, took pictures of everything, and had a very very detailed 300 page report (for those who like to know everything about their purchase) with a simple summary page (for those who don't want to go through all of details). Will recommend to anyone looking to have their home inspected. Thanks Howard for helping us feel confident in our decision!
Diane Robinson
Diane Robinson
21:07 21 May 20
Don’t buy a house without getting a home inspection by Britannia Home Inspections. Howard is just an amazing knowledgeable person who cares about every customer he works with. He provided a complete and thorough “homeowners manual” after he completed the inspection with so much information, it was beyond belief that someone would be so thorough. Howard inspected the home for my son who was purchasing his first home and he took the time to explain how to operate equipment, what to watch out for, what needs immediate attention and what could wait but should be fixed. He found things most people wouldn’t even think to look for. The inspection provided information that was helpful in obtaining repair money from the seller so the fees (which are more than fair) were easily recouped and well worth it. I can’t thank Howard enough for giving my son and myself the peace of mind in purchasing his first home!
Jordan Beckett
Jordan Beckett
16:35 07 Mar 20
Howard was punctual, friendly, and thorough in his inspection. He went above and beyond for us pointing out some smaller things that we might want to look at fixing up upon moving in, and explained the implications of not doing so as well. He took his time and answered all of our questions. Definitely did not feel like he was trying to get in and out at all. Would highly recommend!
Christopher Nielsen
Christopher Nielsen
17:41 04 Mar 20
Howard is an amazing home inspector! Extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his investigation (the report he provided us was nearly 300 pages!). We are first time home buyers and Howard took the time to walk us through all the details. Would highly recommend and truly appreciated his help to feel confident in the house we are purchasing. Thanks Howard!
Victoria M
Victoria M
01:05 02 Mar 20
Howard is awesome! This was our first home inspection and Howard made sure to explain every detail to us - right down to maintenance of everything in our electrical room. He is extremely detail oriented and exceptionally knowledgeable. We loved how friendly Howard was and how efficient he was with the entire process. You can tell how much he truly cares about the work that he is doing. 10/10 recommend!
Tiffany Doherty
Tiffany Doherty
04:18 20 Feb 20
I am so beyond grateful for Howard's home inspection! He was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and personable! As a first-time home buyer I didn't know what to watch out for when it came to the inspection (e.g., repairs that are high risk compared to ones that are just cosmetic and don't pose a risk to the integrity of the home). He was thoughtful and thorough with the inspection, and quick to answer my many questions. After our debrief, I felt well-informed and confident in my decision to buy. He's an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services. Thank you, Howie! 6/5 stars!
Garett Morin
Garett Morin
20:47 05 Feb 20
Howard is an excellent home inspector. He did a very thorough inspection, answering all of our questions thoroughly and completely. He also helped us significantly when we started having problems with one of our contractors and was continuously answering my phone calls to provide advice with respect to both new contractors and confirming what these contractors were telling me was accurate. Thank you Howard!
Cristina Pimienta
Cristina Pimienta
03:43 05 Feb 20
Howard was great! This was my first home inspection and he took the time to really explain every detail he found. I thought he was very thorough and explained the implications of every issue he found. The report was excellent and he sent it to me very quickly, within a few hours after doing the inspection. I would definitively recommend him and use him in the future. Thanks so much Howard!
Paul G. Nicholson
Paul G. Nicholson
04:34 23 Jan 20
SUPERB home inspection job done by Howard Crick at Britannia. Attention to detail second to none. His years of experience and wealth of practical knowledge are also clearly evident. Highest recommendation possible for Howard and Britannia - Dr. Paul G. Nicholson, January 2020.
Ryan Mooney
Ryan Mooney
03:25 18 Jan 20
Howie is an exceptional home inspector. We have had a few home inspectors in the past with previous homes, while all were good, Howie was excellent. I couldn't imagine a more honest, thorough and knowledgeable home inspector. He knew everything about everything and let us know in great detail about every part of our new house. His suggestions were clear and easy to follow. He also was very open to helping us plan for any fixes that were needed to our house. Working with Howie was an excellent experience for our family. I highly recommend Howie to anyone who is looking for an excellent home inspector! thanks again Howie!
Melina Daleva
Melina Daleva
00:50 13 Jan 20
I am buying a house and had a inspection done by Howard Crick few days ago. I loved the inspection and learned so much about how to keep on top of my house's maintenance. I think it is a really important thing to do before buying a house so you can see what has to be done before buying it. Thanks Howard!
Tammy Mai
Tammy Mai
04:07 31 Dec 19
Howard did an awesome job completing our home inspection in very tight deadline due to our condition date. He is very knowledgeable and friendly, answered any questions we asked. He is highly recommend for any home buyers out there!
Ryan S
Ryan S
02:58 13 Dec 19
Very thorough and well prepared report. Easy to understand what the important issues to focus on. Would highly recommend!
Connor Lynch
Connor Lynch
03:25 02 Dec 19
Howard was extremely thorough completing our home inspection. He is very knowledgeable and answered all additional questions we asked. We would recommend him for any home buyers out there!
Josephine Li
Josephine Li
23:02 07 Nov 19
Howard is very professional and provided an awesome service experience with very reasonable price! He let me tag along through out the inspection and patiently explained everything, what's it for, how to use, and most lovely of all, gave me tons of good tips in maintaining which would definitely come in handy! Thank you, Howard. Have already recommended you to friends 🙂
Emmanuel Diego
Emmanuel Diego
14:38 24 Oct 19
Howard is very professional. indeed one of the best home inspector i've ever met. he will inspect everything in the house. Highly recommended for home inspections.
Jacynthe Jagger
Jacynthe Jagger
12:09 06 Oct 19
Was super impressed with Howard’s professionalism, thoroughness, and expertise. He was available afterwards to answer questions and his detailed report very helpful. He really seemed to care about our future home! I’ve used other home inspectors before but none compared to him.
Olde and Slow Huck N Roll
Olde and Slow Huck N Roll
11:53 16 Sep 19
Howard did a great job. I've had a number of homes inspected over the years and he is by far the most thorough inspector I've used. He's more than happy to explain the tiniest of details to you, and if he understands your intentions with the home he approaches his inspection from your point of view. Will definitely use him in the future.
Matthew Freeman
Matthew Freeman
00:50 09 Sep 19
Excellent home inspection on our first home. Extreamly thorough. After reading Howard's report, I sent my father a copy of it. He was pleased and said Howard had done a top job. High praise from a retired builder with over 30 years of experience. Thank you Howard. Highly recommend.
Don Y
Don Y
04:23 29 Jul 19
Howard did a fantastic job with our home inspection. He goes through items in great detail and answers all of your questions and concerns in a highly professional manner. He also gives an excellent report. Howard goes above and beyond for customer satisfaction. Highly recommended! Update - July 2019 Howard performed another inspection on a property for us and he did an outstanding job again. He took the time to explain issues he found, and always happy to answer any questions. The great thing with the inspection is the detailed report accompanied with lots of pictures. We highly recommend his service! Thanks Howard!
Chris McMorland
Chris McMorland
02:43 25 Jul 19
We have had the privilege of working with Howard for our most recent two home purchases; and will not go with anyone else. Howard is thorough, professional, and even took the time to educate us on potential mishaps that could occur with certain insurance providers. He also provided us with a detailed home inspection report within 24 hours or less of the inspection. Howard never made us feel rushed or silly for asking the most basic questions. Thank you for your patience, expertise, and fastidiousness. We will be working with Howard on our third purchase very soon and highly recommend that you do the same, it is hard to find someone with this much pride in his work.
brian epp
brian epp
22:27 14 Jul 19
July 14,2019: Howard is very friendly and knowledgeable. We are very satisfied with the home inspection Howard performed in June 2019. It was a very thorough inspection and very clear as to the minor issues the property had. He gave us an in depth explanation as to why the issues occurred, how to cost efficiently to fix them and what we should focus on when we move in. The report was helpful in attaining the results we wanted regarding to the minor repairs our home needed. Howard offered tips, opinions, and time to make sure we are satisfied and happy. Thank you and please pass on our sincere appreciation to Howard.
Andrés & Natasha Ramírez
Andrés & Natasha Ramírez
15:18 09 Jul 19
Howard was amazing! Willing to go the extra mile and clarify any questions I might have, he was okay with taking longer than expected to finish the inspection! I love his great use of technology to perform the inspection and submit the report! Also, his ability to do the sewer inspection is incredibly handy!
Ashwin Dua
Ashwin Dua
17:26 27 Jun 19
Howard was great in his inspection, very thorough. He takes his time in inspecting the house, and moves all appliances, wall fixtures and other furniture if possible to move. If you are a first time home buyer, I would recommend him as he gives you a detailed understanding of the house. The report is a lot of details accompanied with a lot of pictures.
Deviljoe 33
Deviljoe 33
14:00 26 Jun 19
Howard was great! He was friendly and personable. Our realtor recommended him and I'm glad we went with him. He was very thorough with his inspection and explained everything as he was going through the house and answered any questions we had. The report sent afterwards was very detailed. I would use Britannia Home Inspections again.
Marilyn Dickson
Marilyn Dickson
04:01 26 May 19
We learned a lot about the house during Howard’s 3.5 hour inspection. The color coded inspection report arrived in our inbox promptly the next day and the home purchase is proceeding because we know what we are getting into. Thank you Howard for your competent and thorough inspection and report. Your expertise in all things construction related is invaluable.
Joel
Joel
20:04 20 May 19
Since I've never experienced a home inspection before I didn't know what to expect. After dealing with Howard, I can only hope they are all done to the same quality and with the same customer service as he provides. Howard was extremely thorough, deliberate and conscientious in his work. Notwithstanding the rain and the cold, Howard did not cut corners in his external inspection. And despite his single-minded focus on the problem at hand, he was more than willing to explain what he was doing and looking for as well as field any questions I (and my father) had, no matter how rudimentary or detailed. Howard showed a great mixture of candor and practicality when it came to identifying home issues. My father, someone much more acquainted with home maintenance than I, was also impressed at the breadth of Howard's knowledge. Perhaps best of all, Howard provided many tips for ongoing maintenance and included these, as well as his findings (good or bad) in a well organized and informative PDF report. 10/10 would use again.
lisa lewis
lisa lewis
18:39 15 May 19
Howard was extremely thorough in completing our home inspection. Took well over 5 hours to inspect our future property for everything from disclosing potential rodents, to what needed to be done to bring the house up to building code. Very knowledgeable about a multitude of home systems. We will definitely use him again in the near future to inspect our current property when we get ready to put it on the market.
Brooke Knies
Brooke Knies
19:09 13 May 19
There is a reason why Howard has a solid 5 stars. I am sure if people could give him more, they would, including myself. We had an excellent experience the day he came to provide us a home inspection for our very first home. He is so easy to talk to and has extensive knowledge that he was more than willing to share with us. Not only that but he has a wonderful, kind persona that is comfortable to be around. He explained EVERYTHING in detail and then followed up with a very detailed, easy to navigate report. His report is so thorough, it blew me away - his service is worth every dollar. I will HIGHLY recommend Britannia for family, friends and strangers - you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much, Howard. You provided us with such a quality service 🙂
Wayne Chung
Wayne Chung
00:52 23 Apr 19
I was referred to Britannia Home Inspections by my realtor, and I am glad they did! Howard is super professional and knowledgeable. Howard was very thorough and explained what he was looking for every step of the way. He provides you with a very comprehensive report and not only does he note any issues, he tells you what the remedy is. I would definitely use Britannia Home Inspections the next time I buy a house.
Deprise Hutton
Deprise Hutton
01:41 09 Apr 19
We are SO happy that we chose Howard for our home inspection. This is our first house purchase so were unsure what to expect, but Howard was fantastic in walking us through everything. He toured us around the whole, answered any questions we had, and sent us an almost 300 page document outlining every detail. We was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and very reasonably priced! I would HIGHLY recommend. Thank you for making our experience so easy Howard 🙂
Molly Millan-Smyth
Molly Millan-Smyth
15:07 04 Apr 19
We cannot say enough great things about our experience with Howard. His professional and personable approach to his highly thorough and accurate work was exactly what we needed for our first time buying a home. He came as a high recommendation from our realtor and far exceeded our expectations. He accommodated a very tight timeline for booking him in, was punctual and took the time he needed in order to analyze and explain what he was finding and how systems normally operate. His report is color coded with photos and comments attached to each item. He also tagged all systems that we need to maintain or check up in in our new home using paper cards and zip-ties for easy reference. Will definitely be handing off his contact info to anyone in need! Thanks for an awesome experience in a high stress time!!
Renee Roovers
Renee Roovers
14:56 01 Apr 19
Working with Howard has made buying our home easy. He makes sure everything is being checked and will give you honest feedback how the home is looking. He has great suggestion if things needs to be fixed. It has been wonderful to work together with howard and we recommend him 100%.
Diane Bolt
Diane Bolt
16:32 26 Mar 19
We've contracted Howard to do a number of home inspections, and he consistently exceeds our expectations—we trust his judgement and wouldn't dream of purchasing a house without having him take a look at it first. A consummate professional, his level of integrity, competency and knowledge instills confidence, and he always takes the time to do a walk-through after the inspection pointing out any concerns and answering any of our questions. With the time crunch associated with real estate transactions, we also appreciate that his thorough and easy to navigate report lands in our inbox on the same day as the inspection.
Murry Kanewischer
Murry Kanewischer
23:23 04 Feb 19
Very Very happy with Howie. As a real estate agents I have had extensive contact with Home Inspectors. Some good, most not great. So when I bought my home, I wanted the best. Howie did not disappoint. I found him thorough, comprehensive and attentive to details. His reports were detailed and explained both the positive and negatives. I would recommend him to anyone and use him again in a heart beat. Also, just in case you're wondering, I paid full price and receive no incentives from him. He's that good and worth every dime!
Ismayil Rafiyev
Ismayil Rafiyev
03:10 11 May 18
We hired Howard Crick from Britannia Home Inspections to perform a home inspection. He arrived on time and was very professional during the entire inspection. His inspection was very thorough. After the inspection, he took the time to point out the few items of concern. His report was sent to us very quickly after the inspection (before the "promised by" date) and was very well done. Great Job. Highly Recommend Howard from Britannia Home Inspections.
Craig Ramsay
Craig Ramsay
04:15 10 May 18
Howard recently completed a home inspection on a property we were looking to purchase. I cannot fault this inspection. The willingness to answer questions during the process and the quality of answers were second to none. Attention to detail and quality of final report was way above my expectations. Leaves no stone unturned in a home.
Y Fam
Y Fam
14:40 05 May 18
Howard was incredible. His inspection and report were extremely detailed and he took the time to explain everything to us. We've been through a number of home inspections and Howard's was by far the best. I would without any hesitation recommend Howard to anyone.
Nicolas M
Nicolas M
14:09 25 Apr 18
Howard inspected a house we purchased in 2018 in Calgary. Howard spent hours going though the house and answering every question I had. His inspection report was done on time and was very detailed. I was there during most of the inspection and the report was very representative of the inspection done. He gave us good advices that helped us taking our decision and answered our questions long after the inspection was completed. Howard's experience was helpful for us, good job Howard! Update - June 2019 We asked Howard to inspect another property we were looking to buy in June 2019. Again we got a very professional service at reasonable price. He used a sewer camera as well to look at our main sewer line which was a nice plus for us. If we buy another property, will go again with him. Thanks again Howard!
Susanne Harvey
Susanne Harvey
00:18 17 Apr 18
Britannia Home Inspections is an outstanding company spearheaded by Howard Crick. His innate knowledge of property components, operations and building standards/codes is critical to a thorough inspection to ensure my clients are well protected. The final reports are impressive with a wealth of information and justification for deficiencies (which every home has). Howard also utilizes next gen technology that many inspectors have yet to incorporate. My clients are thrilled with his services!
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