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How to Get Home Inspector to Make Buyer's Best Interests A Top Priority
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Submitted by Ted on March 7, 2012 - 2:38am
In prior home purchases I have relied on my agent's recommendation for a home inspector. At times I have found the exclusions, limitations and excessive CYA language found in these inspection reports to be very frustrating. While I realize that a home inspector can't detect every possible problem/defect that may occur several years into the future, I want to make sure that when we hire a home inspector we don't end up with a report that doesn't allow us to reasonably hold the home inspector accountable for their work or lack thereof.
Prior to choosing a home inspector what can I do as a home buyer to ensure that I receive a report that holds the home inspector accountable for any significant errors or omissions in the inspection report? Along these lines, is there specific language I should require to be included in the inspection report?
What types exclusions or indemnifications should I be able to negotiate out of a home inspections report (before I have hired an inspector) so that I am not getting an inspection report back that contains more language on indemnifying the home inspector rather than telling me what is wrong with house I want to purchase?
Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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