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Home Inspection Standards of Practice:
Ah, the dreaded home inspection –For the seller, it can be suspenseful as they wait for the report to come back with any items that need to be fixed. For the buyer, it can mean a piece of mind that everything in the home is in working order and the potential opportunity to negotiate the repairs/ purchase price if anything is turned up during the home inspection process. In general, a home inspection is meant to thoroughly check the condition of a home and is typically done when a home is being sold Items that are typically examined in a home inspection include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Roof – What is the overall condition and probable age? Does it need to be replaced?
- Exterior of the home – Including the foundation, drainage issues, gutters, siding, etc.
- Attic space – Properly insulated and verify no leaks are present.
- Basement – Wet basements and crawlspaces can be a cause for concern.
- Plumbing – Check for any leaks.
- Electrical – Test of the light switches, electrical outlets and electrical panel.
- Heating and Cooling Systems – Are they in proper working order?
- Water heater – Is it in good condition and working properly?
- Appliances – General condition and age (If they are included in the sale)
- Other – a home inspector looks at windows, doors and any potential pest damage.
- The physical condition of the house is an important aspect of buying a home. Many buyers include a home inspection condition as part of the purchase contract.