How Do You Pass A Home Inspection?

What will fail a home inspection?

Top reasons home inspections fail

Electrical problems: The most common electrical issues include wiring that’s not up to code, frayed wiring, or improperly wired electrical panels. Plumbing issues: Leaky pipes (and resulting water damage), failing water heaters, and sewer system problems are some of the most expensive.

What should I expect at a home inspection?

The inspector will check that major appliances are functional, scrutinize the heating and air-conditioning system, examine the plumbing and electrical systems and may even poke around in the attic and basement. The goal of a home inspection is to uncover issues with the home itself.

How do you pass a home inspection checklist?

Your checklist should include:

  • Foundation.
  • Roof.
  • Attic space.
  • Rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Exterior stucco or paint.
  • Electrical panel, light switches, and power outlets.
  • Thermostats and heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) system.
  • Plumbing fixtures, faucets, and water heater.

What do you do during a home inspection?

How to Get Ready for a Home Inspection

  1. Clean the House.
  2. Be on Time — Because the Inspector Will Be.
  3. Leave the Utilities Connected.
  4. Provide Workspace Around Furnace and Water Heaters.
  5. Keep Pilot Lights Ignited.
  6. Provide Access to Attic and Garage.
  7. Leave Keys for Outbuildings and Electrical Boxes.
  8. Clear Away Brush From Exterior Inspection Points.

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

Common seller repairs after home inspection

  • Major electrical issues that are safety or code issues.
  • Plumbing, drainage, sewer, septic, or water issues (or well water issues, if applicable)
  • Mold or water damage.
  • HVAC problems that affect home comfort.
  • Leaking roofs or missing shingles.
  • Termite and pest damage.

Do they check for mold in a home inspection?

Ask your home inspector.

While it’s not the inspector’s job to look for mold, most home inspectors will mention obvious signs of water damage and the possible presence of mold. Some inspectors may be wary of this, because they want to avoid liability for any mold-related problems.

When should you walk away from a house?

6 Reasons to Walk Away From a Home Sale

  1. The house appraises for less than what you’ve offered.
  2. The home inspection reveals major problems.
  3. The title search reveals unexpected claims.
  4. The house will cost a fortune to insure.
  5. The deed restrictions are way too onerous.
  6. Work has been done without a permit.

Do houses usually pass inspection?

Remember, a home inspection is not a pass or fail test. It does, however, open the door for renegotiation. You’re not obligated to fix anything, but the buyer can also walk away if they’re not satisfied.

How long does it take to get home inspection results?

24-48 hrs

What do 1 year home inspectors look for?

Some of the more common items generally are revealed during this type of inspection and may include:

  • improper drainage around the foundation,
  • improperly installed roof covering and/or flashing details,
  • water intrusion problems,
  • plumbing leaks, and.
  • improper wiring of electrical receptacles, switches and/or fixtures.

Do Home Inspectors Check sprinkler systems?

Plumbing: They’ll look at your plumbing system, making sure that toilets and water flow, shut off and turn back on at the right times. Other systems: Your inspector will make sure that your home’s furnace is running properly and check out your air conditioning system and sprinklers.

Do sellers have to fix code violations?

There are some fixes that will be required by lenders before they will release funds to finance a buyer’s home purchase. Typically these address costly structural defects, building code violations, or safety issues, sometimes in the attic, crawl spaces, and basement, and those related to the chimney or furnace.

Do buyers go to home inspection?

A home inspection isn’t required, but recommended. Without an inspection, buyers could potentially purchase a home that needs significant repairs. But even if your buyers agree to a home inspection, they may feel it’s unnecessary to be present during the inspection.

Should Realtor attend home inspection?

All real estate agents should attend home inspections! But you can always spot a careless or uninvolved Realtor by his or her absence at the inspection. This applies to both the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Each has a client to represent and should be present at the home inspection!

What happens if seller does not make repairs?

In short, if an Amendment to the contract regarding repairs has been executed then it is part of the contract. If the Seller does not follow through with repairs on an Amendment to the contract in the timeline specified in the Amendment, then the Seller would be in Default.

Do sellers have to make repairs?

If the Seller Refuses

Even if your requests are reasonable, the sellers may still reject your addendum. In most cases, the sellers have no obligation to fix anything. It’s possible that the seller won’t make repairs after the inspection and refuse to offer credit.

What happens if seller does not make repairs before closing?

If the seller didn’t do repairs, yes you can refuse to close. You also need to look at what you lose if you don’t close. If you actually don’t close, you lose all your inspection money, appraisal money, and any money you put into the transaction.