Often our response to a question posed by a reader triggers another question from another reader on a related but different topic. A couple of weeks ago a reader wanted to know if it was necessary to have the interior of a condominium inspected before purchase. We encouraged him to do so. That column sparked this question from another reader: Q: Should a buyer be hiring a building inspector if the building is old? I am thinking of buying a condo in an old building that's recently been made into new condos -- all new everything, including interior walls. I am not so much concerned with the interior as I am in finding out about the condition of the building -- its foundation, if there was old damage from previous earthquakes, etc. Supposedly it was earthquake retrofitted to city c...
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