Updated: Mar 20
Ask for Credentials & Qualifications
Make sure your home inspector is an expert, with a background in plumbing, HVAC, electrical work or general contracting, or is a member of a professional organization such as the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI) or American Society of Home Inspectors.
Qualification. Ask your real estate agent for a recommendation, and then double-check that inspector’s qualifications. Some inexperienced agents recommend inferior inspectors because they don’t want a full-blown inspection that could blow their deal. Reputable agents demand qualified inspectors because they want their buyer informed. But most important, find out why the inspector is qualified to perform inspections.
E&O Insurance. Errors and Omissions insurance supposedly protects you in the event the inspector makes a mistake. However, bear in mind, in some instances, that liability for errors is limited to the amount of the home inspection fee.
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