Highland, Utah Home Inspections
Certified Master Home Inspector, Michael Leavitt is a Highland, Utah home inspection expert.
We know you have options when selecting your Highland, Utah home inspector and we are glad you are considering Michael Leavitt & Co Inspections, Inc.. As you select your inspection firm it is important that you consider the inspector’s experience with Highland, Utah housing stock. Michael Leavitt has been inspecting Highland houses since 1995, and whether it is the early 1970 house or a brand new home, Michael is very familiar with the risks with Highland houses.
HIGHLAND HOUSING RISKS - Highland has all types of housing stock and different portions of the city have different risks. There are underground springs and stability issues that have affected a few homes as the water flows underground from American Fork Canyon to Utah Lake. Elevated radon levels have been found throughout the town and some termites have been found. Highland homes need an experienced eye when being inspected. Michael Leavitt has dealt with homes suffering from each of these issues. Experience is the key, and Michael has inspected thousands of homes in the Highland, Orem, Lindon, American Fork, Cedar Hills and Alpine areas.
Who will be the inspector performing your inspection? As a seasoned home inspector, Michael Leavitt brings with him an incredible eye for detail. Michael is the sole inspector at Michael Leavitt & Co Inspections, Inc., so you know you will always be having Michael perform your home inspection.
Michael Leavitt has performed home inspections and commercial inspections throughout Northern Utah and the 5 state inter-mountain area, but Highland, Utah is one of his favorite places to inspect.
We encourage you to either book your inspection right now online, or give Michael a call and discuss the details of the home you are considering purchasing/selling.
Home inspections are needed when buying a home, but they are also a great tool when selling your Highland, Utah home. Having it pre-inspected will help to avoid the renegotiation headaches that occur when the seller waits for the buyer to have their home inspection performed. Knowing the issues of the home before the buyer comes along empowers the seller to make the decision to either repair the item or disclose the need for repair. Hiring an experienced home inspector like Michael Leavitt is your best course of action and the best way to protect your assets.
Codes & Specifications
The City Council has adopted the following building codes with state amendments:
The City Council has also adopted the 2009 International Fire Code with state amendments.
1. When is a building permit required?
- If the structure is changed a permit is required. This includes if the floor, walls, roof, windows, or doors are added, removed, or changed. If a system such as the electrical system is added to, the furnace is replaced, etc., a permit is needed.
- 2. Why are building permits needed?
- The people of a city move on or pass away. The buildings make up the permanent city. Only by having knowledgeable, qualified inspectors look at the buildings while they are under construction can the City be assured the buildings are durable and safe.
- 3. What does a permit cost?
- The permit fees are based on the cost (valuation) of the construction. A deposit fee of $500 is charged for all new residential and commercial plan submissions. This fee is payable upon submission of construction plans to the Building Department for review and is applied to the cost of the final building permit. Sheds, garages, remodels, additions, and basements need a $45 deposit. Pools require a $100 deposit. A state fee of 1% of the building permit fee is charged and sent to the state.
The fees are all different in Highland, depending upon what was paid at development stage. These fees are fixed for new single family residential permits and are as follows:
- Sewer: $2,296
- Timp. Sewer District: $3,812
- Pressurized Irrigation: $1,350
- Parks: $6,834
- Road: $1,210
- Bond: $1,000
- Public Safety: $997
- Culinary Water: $1,835
- Meter: $360
- Open Space: $20
Highland, Utah History
The city of Highland is located in Utah County, Utah. It is said that the city was named by Alexander Adamson, who had come to American Fork from Scotland. The area reminded him of the Scottish Highlands and therefore he named the place Highland. John Poole built the first house in the area in 1875. The city of Highland was officially established in 1977. This was followed by the first city council’s swearing in. The first elected officials started to work in the year 1977. The community became a third class city in 1979 after the signing of a proclamation by Governor Scott Maheson.
Compare this with the modern solar powered home below with Micron in the background.
Michael Leavitt regularly performs home inspections in the following areas and beyond: Orem, Provo, Springville, Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Benjamin, Payson, Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills, Genola, Elberta, Santaquin, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Cedar Hills, Highland, American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Alpine, Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, Midvale, Bluffdale, Riverton, Herriman, South Jordan, West Jordan, Magna, West Valley, Bountiful, Layton, North Salt Lake, Cottonwood Heights, Taylorsville, Murray, Holaday, Magna, West Valley, Centerville, Farmington, Kaysville, Woods Cross, Park City, Jeremy Ranch, Deer Valley, Heber and Sundance.