Home inspection reports are a summary of the health of a home on the day the inspection is made, but many buyers move through the home-buying process as if it is some type of guarantee. Home inspectors do a visual inspection of the home and will identify major defects and items that are at the end of their service lives; however, if something breaks, floods or leaks after the date of that inspection, the buyer is responsible for finding it and notifying the seller. In other words, Buyer Beware. An inspection report has very few legal teeth and the homebuyer must exercise due diligence before buying the home. For more on this continue reading the following article from JDSupra.
Home Buyer Beware – Your Home Inspection Report Does Not Come With a Lifetime Guarantee