Home Inspection FAQ's
Q: What is a home inspection?
A: A home inspection is a comprehensive review of the major systems in a home. A good home inspector will check the systems that make up the home and then describe any that are not working, at the end of their service life, deficient or dangerous and provide a report detailing these deficiencies.
Q: How long does the home inspection take?
A: Most home inspections are completed in 2 to 3 hours.
Q: Should I be present for the home inspection?
A: Absolutely! This would allow the inspector to go over any major deficiencies and give you a chance to discuss solutions.
Q: Can the seller attend the home inspection?
A: Yes, the seller can attend the home inspection because it is their home. Most sellers understand that this is the buyer's chance to look at and evaluate the home so it is rare.
Q: Is it necessary to have a home inspection?
A: The best reason for doing a home inspection is because the home inspector is trained to understand the home and know how things should look and be able to describe what is wrong when they're broken. It's no different than going to a doctor when you're sick.
Q: When is a home inspection typically done?
A: Most of the time home inspections are done by the buyer after they have a contract on a house. Home inspections are also done by sellers before putting their home on the market. Homeowners to understand what could be wrong with their house.
Q: Who sets home inspection guidelines?
A: The rules for home inspections are set by the Virginia DPOR (Department of Professional Occupation and Regulations).
Q: Can you do repairs?
A: No, Home inspectors do not do any of the repairs, but they should be able to help their clients understand what should be involved in the repair.
Q: Can you get out of a contract if I'm not happy with the home inspection?
A: Most home contracts include a clause that allows the buyer out if they are not happy with the home inspection.
Q: Does the seller get a copy of the home inspection?
A: The home inspections report is the property of the person who hires the home inspectors and they decide who the report goes to.
Our home inspection service serves home owners, realtors, sellers, and buyers in Williamsburg, Toano, Yorktown, Gloucester and all of Hampton Roads.
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