Before an offer can be made, home buyers must first supply the home sellers with a home inspection.
This inspection is per request of the home sellers and not home buyers.
A home inspection is used to make sure that certain features in the home are working correctly before the home is being sold.
The two most common home inspections are these:
(1) mechanical/major systems; and (2) household items/features.
The home inspection is usually paid by the home buyer.
Home sellers will not accept an offer unless buyers are able to provide a home inspection report that proves the condition of different parts or features in the home.
The home inspector then writes up a report which lists every feature and part listed in the contract and discusses their condition.
This home inspection report is then shared with home sellers.
On home buyers’ part, home inspections help to be sure that the home they are about to purchase has no defects or damages.
Home inspectors would check for things like moisture levels and ensure certain systems in the homes such as air conditioning units are working correctly.
They may check for home maintenance issues such as loose handrails, worn out floor boards that may eventually give way and create hazards for home owners.
On home sellers’ side, home inspectors are required to inspect the home thoroughly before offering it on sale.
A home inspection report can help highlight any existing damage or repairs needed in a home before it is sold.