Quick Answer: Does Buyer Or Seller Pay For Home Inspection?

Who pays for the home inspection?

Generally, the home buyer pays for the cost of a home inspection, which should be undertaken as soon as an offer for a home is accepted by the seller.

It can range anywhere from $300 to about $500.

The overall cost is determined by the location and size of the property.

Can the seller be at the home inspection?

The sellers should not be present during the home inspection for all the same reasons the sellers aren’t present for showings. Buyers will often have questions about defects during the inspection which can only be answered out of earshot of the seller, as the buyer owns the information from the home inspection.

Who orders home inspection buyer or seller?

A buyer is usually responsible for paying for their own appraisal and home inspection. However, there are times when a seller could choose to pay for either or both of these costs.

Is home inspection part of closing costs?

Closing costs include all of the expenses and fees associated with buying a home. Inspection fee: This is the cost of the home inspection charged by a licensed inspector. It may include special inspections, such as for pests or termites, and may be paid ahead or at closing.