Do you buy a car without proper inspection?
Then why should you buy a house without proper inspection when it is such a big commitment and investment?
A home inspection is the examination of a property’s safety and current condition. Though not very common in our country, a buyer arranges home inspection either by an authorized inspector for this purpose or by a third party qualified civil or structural engineer. Based on the findings of the report, the deal is considered or canceled. The price is also accordingly negotiated and the deal is closed.
A lot of people make mistakes committing to a house without inspecting it which later causes problems because they find underlying issues with the house. When we are putting our money into something it is our basic right to get proper information about it.
When it comes to a house, people invest their whole life savings on it, and not getting the house inspected can turn out to be a grave mistake.
House inspections are important because it can bring those issues to our attention that might not be visible otherwise. It can also save us from any illegal installations that might get us into trouble, and can lead to a few future problems.
Let’s look at some of the reasons why a proper home inspection is a must?
1. Structural Faults
An inspection can bring several structure faults that might be ignored at first glance. A thorough inspection will let us know the reliability of the property and how durable it will be in the future. If there are any issues with the structure of the house the inspector will mention them in the report. Structural problems are the kind of issues that are not to be ignored and should be taken seriously. If you buy a house with structural faults then you will be stuck in it for a long time because the resale will be difficult. Secondly, it would be a trouble for you to spend your money to mend the structural faults.
2. Identify Any Leaks
Nobody wants to invest in a house which has unidentified leaks. And when you don’t inspect the house before buying, your stay can become a hassle. A thorough inspection can let you identify the leaks from the roof or any plumbing issues which you can get fixed at the right time.
3. Electrical Issues
House inspection can help identify electrical issues. Electrical issues and short circuits come with a great deal of danger and are one of the top causes of fire hazards. Only in the United States, approximately 28000 house fires are caused due to electrical issues. Your inspector will report these issues in their report and you will have a chance to fix them before it causes any bigger problems for you and your family.
4. Identify Issues that Are Not Visible
When we go to see a house we often only see how it looks, how big it is and is the area safe and suitable for your family. Taking care of these things only is not a smart move because most of the issues are not visible to us. Some issues are mostly hidden out of our sight which only a home inspector can see through. They pay detailed and special attention to the roof and the underground structure of the house to save you from any massive problem. And that’s their job to save you from the future problems.
5. Can Help with Negotiations
Most of the time sellers demand an insane amount of money in return for the house but inspection can help you negotiate the amount. Whenever there is an inspection, it is evident that at least a few problems will come to the surface (mostly) and on the basis of these issues, you can negotiate your deal even more because you will have a valid reason to ask for a discounted price.
6. You Can Live Peacefully
One of the most important reasons a person should get their home properly inspected is the peace it brings along. Once you are done with the inspections you can live without any worries and can move into your house without any chaos. It is very much possible that you find nothing wrong with the house but don’t feel bad about spending money on the inspection because what if there was an issue and it became a problem for you later on. Always remember there is no harm in getting an inspection, there are only benefits to it.
So, after knowing these benefits are you going to get your house inspected?