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Who should have a home inspection?
Anyone who is purchasing a home can benefit from having an impartial inspection of the property.
I am selling my house, can I benefit from a home inspection?
Yes, you can. People who are preparing to sell their home as well as those who have lived in their homes for years and have no intention of selling can benefit from a professional home inspection.
How can an inspection help me if I am selling my home or if I have no intention of selling my home?
If you are selling your home a professional inspection can help you to be aware of issues that might affect the sale or marketability of your home. If you have lived there for years a professional inspection can help you by making you aware of maintenance issues that you may have overlooked.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the operating systems and structural components of your home to make sure that everything is in good working order at the time of inspection.
What does a home inspection do?
A home inspection comments on the condition of the home at the time of inspection and does not make any guarantees about the life expectancy of the components of the home.
What if the home inspector finds a problem with my home, can he fix it?
In many instances a home inspector may have suggestions about how to deal with problems that he may find. Ethically he is prevented from fixing the problems himself, since he is already receiving a fee for performing the inspection.
Can a home inspector give me names of people who can fix the problems that might be found?
In many cases a home inspector may know or refer the client to others who can deal with these problems, but if he receives any referral fees or has any financial stake in those businesses he must also make that known.
Can I get an inspection on a condo or apartment?
Yes, but only the living space will be inspected due to the fact that the exterior is usually maintained by the home owners association or the complex.