Home Inspection Issues, What to do...

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The inspection period is a great opportunity to completely understand what your future home has and may need prior to purchasing. Once the inspection is complete, sitting down with your Realtor to better understand the home inspection report and how to move forward. In the event your inspection discovers items requiring correction; it is best to document and be very clear on the issues as well as expectations for the proper results you seek.


When creating the paperwork for corrective items resulting from a home inspection report, furnishing the home inspection report and reference the report in the addendum to the seller. This is the most efficient process to help clear up any confusion from the desired results you seek. For example: a home inspection discovered an electrical breaker was improperly installed. “Seller to remove and replace the faulty electrical breaker in accordance with the home inspection report performed by ABC Inspections on July 1, 2018; see section 9.2, page #23.”


Also, request items to be corrected by a licensed contractor. Having the seller furnish a paid invoice and written documentation of the corrective action provides the peace of mind to any buyer. It is very important to establish a time table for the issues to be corrected, documentation provided and perform a final walk-thru ensuring all your needs and wants has been addressed. Typically, having all corrected items completed 1-week prior to closing is not unreasonable.


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Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Ben Williams I contend that it's not even slightly paranoid to have two inspections: the mandatory first one during the purchase process, and then a second one by a different inspector, the minute you have the keys in your hand. Two experts taking a look (hopefully) ensures that all the issues will really be found. Once upon a time, I had a good inspector find a MAJOR issue with a house. He missed a bunch of others.

I also now believe that a new homeowner needs an energy audit on his/her property the minute s/he has keys in hand. I won't go into details..

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