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Denise Finch

Can I obtain a date or report for any inspection for a property?

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Can I obtain a date or report for any inspection for a property?

By Denise Finch   
Posted on Oct 09, 2017 in Topic: Home Inspections
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Michael Jobin
about 2 months ago
Hi Denise,

Since inspections are contracted by the buyer with an inspection company or individual who does inspections, and not reported as part of the sale, there is no report within the MLS system. You would need to contact the buyer to see if they will share it with you.

Michael Jobin, SRES
C&K Properties


about 2 months ago
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Dominik Szabo
about 2 months ago
Dear Denise,
Your Realtor should check if the home was previously under contract and get the inspection report from the Seller's agent.

Call me for a no cost no obligation consultation.

Dominik Szabo
Brockway Realty
(832) 844 1724
DominikRealtor.com
The Doctor of Real Estate in Houston Texas
" Professional, Courteous, and Informed "





about 2 months ago
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Darby Grimmett
about 1 month ago
Hi Denise,

An inspection performed on a Property is property of the individual that paid for the inspection. A Seller could enlist an inspector to perform a pre-listing inspection, a Buyer during their Option Period could enlist an inspector to perform an inspection as part of their due diligence and a Seller could have a copy of an inspection performed when they purchased the home. If a Seller of a property has received an inspection report within the last four years, they are obligated to disclose this report on the Seller's Disclosure Notice (whether this be from a previous Buyer who provided the report to the Seller, a pre-listing inspection or Seller's past inspection) and any deficiencies found on this report that haven't been cured should also be noted on the Disclosures.

It is important to note that not every Seller will have an inspection report for their Property, even if the Property had a previous Buyer that terminated his contract. It's up to the Buyer on whether or not he wants to provide the findings of the inspection report to the Seller (most do, but not all). Again, if the Seller has received an inspection report, it has to be provided. A Seller can not refuse to open an email from his agent with an inspection attached in order to claim he doesn't have one.

Your real estate agent will be able to provide you with all the disclosures (and inspection reports, if any) on a property you are interested in!

Let me know if you have any further questions!!

Darby Grimmett, Keller Williams, 936-827-9217, darby@darbygrimmett.com


about 1 month ago
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Ryan Kohn
about 1 month ago
Hey Denise,
The inspections are property of the person who hired the inspector. You can ask for it, but they are not required to provide it. With that said, even if provided, it is in your best interest to purchase one for yourself if you are considering a purchase. A home is a big investment and when you use an inspection purchased by anyone other than you, there is no recourse available to you in the event something was missed. Seeing a report can help you make a decision, but if that inspector had a crazy day and missed major issues that should have been detected, you won't be able to attempt to get compensation as they didn't do the work for you.


about 1 month ago
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Cagdas Acar
about 4 weeks ago
Dear Denise,

Inspection report is owned buy the person who pays it. He/She might share it with you. You can ask for it to be shared with you while it is not mandatory. As It has been mentioned before. It is recommended you do your own diligence and hire inspector(s) especially significant time passed from the previous inspection, any significant event happened afterwards like floods, hurricane, hail, tornado etc, or inspection is required on specific subject like pool, structure, A/C etc which has not been inspected in depth before.

Regards,

Cagdas Acar
Msc. PSA, Realtor@
Website: http://cagdascar.kw.com
Phone: 8322831091
Email: acarster@gmail.com


about 4 weeks ago
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Christopher Dayanand
about 4 weeks ago
Denise,

The buyer pays for the inspection report. This help them decide to go forward, negotiate repair items with seller or worst case scenario to back out of the option. You do not have access to this report nor will you be aware if there is an inspection report on the property unless a ex-buyer gave a copy to the seller.

Don't try to save money by skipping inspection or trying to get an old inspection report. You never know what caliber inspector wrote the report. You want to run a new one with your trustworthy inspector. This is a major purchase and very few people keep changing houses.

You want a worry free dream house with just basic wear and tear not a nightmare in your hands.

Chris
Coldwell Bankers
www.ChrisRealEstatePro.com
832.859.8698


about 4 weeks ago
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Mercedes Clarke
about 3 weeks ago
Hi Denise -

The inspection is usually paid for and ordered by the home buyer. Therefore, the report belongs to him/her. However, when adjustments are being negotiated, the buyer agent usually provides the findings to the seller as proof for remediation before the sale. The full report belongs to the buyer.
If you just want to know what an inspection looks like, you might want to reach out to an inspector and ask them to show you a sample of the report and what they cover.
Hope this helped.

Mercedes Clarke
832-274-0652


about 3 weeks ago
Disclaimer: Answers provided are just opinions and should not be accepted as advice.
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