If you are going through the home buying process for the first time, you’ll know it is a lengthy and frustrating process. One thing that most people do when buying a home is getting a home inspection done on the property. Is it actually a legal requirement though?
Andrew Cunningham-Moorat is a professional independent home inspector with an eye for detail. His services are available for non commercial residential and mixed use properties. Cunningham-Moorat understands that a home inspector plays a vital role in the home buying process. Today he breaks down whether or not it is required to get a home inspection.
The short answer to this is no, it is not strictly a legal requirement to get a home inspection before purchasing a house. However, it is extremely risky not to get the home inspected before purchase. Without a proper inspection, you have absolutely no idea what problems your new home may have. You mortgage provider will also strongly recommend that you get an inspection before purchase. Some things that the home inspector looks at include:
- AC and heating systems
- Water heater
- Electrical system
- Walls, ceilings, and floors
- The attic and roof
- Basements and foundations