During a recent conversation with a client the question came up “what happens if there were violations or code enforcements which were not called out by the home inspector?”
This is an important question to ask because, it’s not uncommon for a home inspector to miss a potential problem or code enforcement issue during their inspection.
2 Week Contingency Period
One of the great things about buying a home is that you will have a 2 week contingency period to have the home fully inspected.
If your home inspector finds problems in the home which need to be fixed during this two week period you will need to contact the homeowner and make a request for repairs.
This will give them the opportunity to make the necessary repairs to the home themselves or they can issue you a credit which you can use to make repairs to the home once the transaction closes If You Find Problems After Escrow Closes
As a home buyer you still have options available to you if you find areas of you home which need to be repaired after escrow.
You will need to contact your homeowners insurance and home warranty companies to find out which policy will cover the necessary repairs.
How to Find the Right Home Inspector
If you are searching for a qualified home inspector in Orange County follow these simple tips:
1. Make sure the home inspector you choose has experience which can be verified.
2. Search websites like Yelp, Google places or Yahoo local for feedback on the home inspector’s services.
3. Ask the home inspector if they are a member of a professional organization like the American Society of Home Inspectors.
4. Don’t hesitate to ask about the home inspector’s background.
5. Always ask the home inspector how long the inspection will take and which areas of the home they will be inspecting.
Attend the Home Inspection
When working with a home inspector it’s important to always ask that individual if you can attend their home inspection because, this will give you the ability to learn more about your home and especially be aware of any potential work which you may have to do to your home in the near future.
Ask About Their Home Inspection Report
Last of all, but most important, before hiring a home inspector make sure you ask about their home inspection report to make sure it will meet your lenders requirements.
Most home inspectors won’t hesitate to supply you with a sample of their home inspection report and answer all of your questions up front just so you will be fully confident in the services they can offer you.
To learn more about home inspection services in Orange County or to view homes for sale in the area contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125 today.