When you buy a Charlotte County, Florida home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.
What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out.
Are you licensed or certified? In the state of Florida you can search for a licensed inspector at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations - https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp
What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a day or two of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you.
Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Re/Max Palm Realty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 941-276-6185