"Can we just use the first home buyers inspection? " is a question I have heard over the years from both buyers and sellers.
Home went on the market, home went under contract. Home went back on the market. Perhaps the buyer was unable to get financing. Or there was a failure to come to an agreement with the seller about the terms of a buyers request to remedy.
Tempted to just ask "Can we just use the first home buyers inspection? " ? Save money?
There are lots of problems with that. The home inspection is the property of the first buyer. Their contract with the home inspector probably says so. Does that property inspection offer you any protection? Probably not.
"Can we just use the first home buyers inspection? " Get your own home inspection. In most cases you are there with the home inspector and see the repairs he is recommending or learn about home maintenance of your new home.
The seller does not always get the whole home inspection so they are not able to pass that on to you. Even if it is in their possesion are they able to pass it to you? The contract the home inspector and the client have may not allow the buyer to pass on the information to a new buyer.
The seller needs to disclose any latent defects they have become aware of in an inspection and repairs they have made.
Every transaction is unique.