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By Lynne Renaud, Sales Associate, Century 21 Sunset, Realtors       

Lynne Renaud, Sales Associate, Century 21 Sunset, Realtors

Lynne Renaud, Sales Associate, Century 21 Sunset, Realtors

      Home inspections are an essential component of most residential transactions. Buyers often rely on an inspector’s report to raise their buying confidence, helping to eliminate unpleasant surprises in the future.

    But should an inspector be expected to pinpoint every current and potential problem? How comprehensive should their report be? Perhaps the best guidance on these questions can be found from the American Society of Home Inspectors’ Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics (which can be downloaded at http://www.ashi.org). This document walks through all the key elements of a comprehensive residential inspection, outlining in detail what should be inspected and described in the inspector’s report for each of these areas of the home: -Structural system -Exterior -Roofing -Plumbing -Electrical -Heating -Air Conditioning -Interior -Insulation and ventilation -Fireplaces and solid fuel-burning appliances.

   The guidelines also indicate certain features that an inspector is not required to evaluate. This may include, for example, outbuildings other than garages, and carports, or seasonal accessories shuch as screens, shutters and awnings. You’ll also find guidance on general limitations and exclusions for inspectors, a glossary of inspection terminology, and details of the ASHI Code of Ethics.

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September 18, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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