I have to be present at the inspection?
|It is strongly recommended you
do attend. This way you can spend a couple of
hours learning about the house. You can ask
questions & the inspector can explain the
house systems to you as well as show you where
the main fuel & power shutoffs are located.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to really
get to know the house.
is the cost of the inspections?
|Depending on the various inspections
ordred you can expect to spend approximately
$200.00 & up. Be careful when price shopping.
The important questions should include the inspectors
qualifications, credentials, experience, continuing
education & whether the inspector carries
Errors & Omissions Insurance.
soon do I receive the reports?
|In this area many inspection firms
provide the home inspection report on site,
at the conclusion of the inspection upon payment.
Some firms perform the inspection, collect pertinent
information, process this information into a
narrative report & then mail or e-mail the
report a few days later. Prior to scheduling
your appointment you should ask which type of
report is provided. Often, time is of the essence.
Some of the optional inspections such as Radon,
Lead Paint & Well Water Tests do take additional
time as laboratories are invloved.
the Home Inspection a building code inspection?
|Absolutely not. In fact the RI
Home Inspector Licensing Law clearly states
...."and it is not the purpose of the inspection
to identify violations of or non-compliance
with governmental codes or regulations".
It is however, a dynamic physical evaluation
of the current condition of the dwelling.