Home Inspection Checklist

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When you are considering purchasing a home, you will need to hire a home inspector to professionally inspect the home and draft a report detailing any and all issues with the property. This report will help you decide whether the property is worth purchasing and may influence your decision to negotiate the price.

However, it is also recommended that you conduct your own independent walk-through of the home. This will help you get acquainted with your potential future home and understand its condition and any necessary repairs or renovations. Conducting your own home inspection can also assist you in identifying instances of fraud by the home inspector in the event that they fail to disclose defects that they may have noticed while inspecting the home on your behalf. Below is a checklist that you can use for conducting your own inspection. Remember that this is not a substitute for hiring a professional.

Yard

Exterior

Kitchen

Bedrooms and Living Room

Bathrooms

HVAC

Attic and Basement

Garage

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Home Inspection?

If you find anything suspicious and defective during your home inspection, you should consult with a real estate lawyer on your next step. A real estate lawyer can help you evaluate how to proceed, whether you should move forward with the purchase, and whether to litigate any issues.

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Last Modified: 07-22-2015 12:52 PM PDT

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