Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections
Q. How long will the home inspection take?
A home inspection will take approximately 1 ½ to 2 ½
hours depending on the conditions present. Condominiums and town homes
typically take less time than single family homes. Older homes generally
Q. Should I attend the home inspection?
If it is possible to come to the home inspection, we highly recommend
it. Seeing your home through the home inspector’s eyes will provide
you with a better understanding of what you are buying.
Q. What if I cannot attend the home inspection?
After receiving your home inspection report, if you wish to speak
to the home inspector personally, we can arrange a time for you to do
that. You can receive your report by any combination of mail, e-mail
Q. Will you send a copy of the report to my realtor and attorney?
Yes! At your request we will send a copy of the report to your realtor
and/or attorney. The State of New Jersey requires home inspectors to
obtain your written permission in order to release the report. This
is easily obtained through the home inspection agreement.
Q. Can I call the home inspector if I have questions?
Yes! Feel free to call the home inspector to discuss any concerns
you may have.
When should I schedule my home inspection?
Schedule your home inspection as soon as you are sure you will be
out of attorney review. Your contract will provide you with a specific
number of days within which to get your home inspection. If the contract
does not allow you enough time, you can ask your attorney to request
an extension on the allotted time.