A home inspection is part of many real estate transactions. Here’s how it’ll work;
1. The inspector will walk through the house to assess its condition and look for major issues.
2. The buyer and the buyer’s agent will be present for the inspection.
3. The inspector will look at the home’s gutter and drainage systems to make certain they’re in working order. They will also make sure there are no external safety hazards.
4. The inspector will look at the roof and attic to make sure that everything is leak-free and in working order.
5. The inspector will check the plumbing by checking the sinks, making sure the toilets run, and that the drain works properly.
6. The inspector will examine the home’s electrical setup.
7. The inspector will examine the home’s heating and air conditioning systems to make sure they are in working order.
8. The inspector will examine any additions made on the home to ensure the correct permits are present and the additions were done to code.
9. The inspector will check doors and windows to ensure that they open and close and make sure that nothing is broken.
10. The inspector will look for evidence of pests, but it is recommended that a full pest inspection is done to ensure a comprehensive inspection is done.
11. Inspectors will also look for mold, but a full mold inspection can be warranted depending on the situation.
12. Requesting a radon test will ensure that your home is radon-free.
13. A sewer line inspection, depending on your situation, might be a necessity.
14. If an issue is found by the inspector, the buyer and seller bear the responsibility of negotiating a solution. The seller might offer to pay for the repairs, or the buyer might shoulder that cost. The bigger the issue, the more likely the negotiation might be difficult. In this case, you might consult the buyer’s agent to foster a solution that best helps both you and the buyer.