Can A House Fail Inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition
of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verities
local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition
and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
I Have To Be There?
It's not necessary for you to be present for the inspection,
but it is recommended. By following the home inspector around the house, by observing and asking questions, you will learn
a great deal about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. You will also find the written
report easier to understand if you've seen the property first-hand through the inspector's eyes.
What If The
Report Reveals Problems?
is perfect. If the inspector finds problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know
in advance what to expect. A seller may be flexible with the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found.
If your budget is very tight, or if you don't wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely
important to you.