A home inspector will examine the land, structure, infrastructure, and provide a written assessment of condition. She will include photos and remarks that will give you insight on what and when some things, like a roof or furnace, may need to be replaced.
Attend the inspection and follow her through the process. Be prepared to ask questions and take notes. If you have a concern, mention it during the inspection so she can have a closer look or make recommendations.
If you make an offer on the home and it is accepted by the seller, we will ensure that the sale is subject to a professional home inspection. The sellers may offer a signed disclosure form which discloses known deficiencies. The home owner must disclose:
- the presence of environmental hazards
- walls or fences shared with adjoining landowners
- any encroachment of easements
- room additions or repairs made without the necessary permits or not in compliance with building codes, zoning violations
- citations against the property
- lawsuits against the seller affecting the property
- hidden liabililties such as a buried oil tank