Typically, a home inspector is contacted right after the purchase offer has been accepted and the contract has been signed. However, before you sign, be sure that there is a home inspection clause in the contract that makes your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This inspection clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.
It is important to schedule the home inspection directly following acceptance to ensure that you have sufficient time to have all necessary inspections completed (including any recommended further evaluations by specialists), receive all inspection reports, and to negotiate any requests for repairs or credits, if possible. Most purchase contracts have an inspection contingency period of 17 days from acceptance, but you should double-check your purchase contract or contact your real estate agent to verify this.
Martin Hewitt, Camelot Home Inspection Services's sole proprietor and principal inspector, is well qualified to inspect your home. If the time has come to have your home inspected, don't be shy about giving him a call to set up an appointment. He will be more than happy to discuss the inspection process with you, and address any additional questions or concerns that you might have.
Martin Hewitt, ACI, MCI
ASHI Certified Inspector
and Master CREIA Inspector
Protecting home buyers since 1994
with over 6500 homes inspected
Please send all correspondence to:
3682 Broad St. Ste 305,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7286