A home inspection gives you, the buyer, more detailed information about the overall condition of the home prior to purchase. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:
Any problems found after closing are your responsibility. That is why it is so important for you to get an independent home inspection.
Your right to inspect the property is not just limited to the physical condition of the property but also includes many other aspects, some of which are listed here:
Just because a home is brand new doesn't mean that it is perfect. Many people touch your new home along the way. The home builder will hire sub-contractors for the framing, concrete, electrical, HVAC, painting, roofing and every other piece of your home. People make mistakes and the home builder's supervisor cannot be in every place at one time to ensure that your home is built perfectly. Similarly, the regional building inspector does not inspect every detail of your home. In our experience we have seen brand new homes where the furnace was rusted due to water leaking down from the roof to the basement. We have seen roofing that wasn't properly installed, clogged pipes, wires reversed and so much more. It is your right to have a home inspection and we highly recommend a home inspection for all new homes.
It is your responsibility to be an informed buyer. Be sure that what you buy is satisfactory in every respect. You have the right to carefully examine your potential new home with a qualified home inspector.