Home Inspection Report

inspection report

Your inspection report will be electronically scanned on-site and sent to your iPhone with originals handed to you.

The primary objective of a Massachusetts home inspection is to provide my client (the Buyer or Seller) with important information pertaining to the home in question and to point out all defects that are lurking before anyone decides to purchase this home. All homes will have their defects, no matter how much it's maintained; the perfect home simply just does not exist.

Potential home Buyers often incorrectly view a home inspection report as a mandatory repair list for the Seller. The fact is that Sellers are not required to produce a flawless house. They have no such obligation by Massachusetts law or by contract; therefore, most repairs are subject to negotiation between the Buyer and the Seller.

Typically, Buyers will request that various conditions be repaired before the close of escrow, and Sellers will usually agree to some of those demands. But with most building defects, Sellers make repairs as a matter of choice (not obligation), in order to foster good will or to help accomplish the sale of the home. Sellers can refuse any repair demands except where requirements are set forth by state law, local ordinance or the real estate purchase contract. Purchase contracts usually stipulate that safety issues be resolved, structural issues be corrected, fixtures to be in working order, windows not be broken, and that there be no leaks in the roof or plumbing.

Before you make any demands of the Seller, try to evaluate my inspection report with an eye toward problems of greatest significance. Look for conditions that compromise the health and safety of you and your family or involve potential or active leaks in the plumbing or the roof. Most Sellers will address problems affecting crucial areas or items such as the roof, electrical, plumbing problems and big-ticket items such as the furnace, boiler, electrical issues and Wood Boring Insects. Please consult with your Realtor to help you work through an appropriate repair request list to present to the Seller.

If you have any questions whatsoever, pertaining to your home inspection or my inspection report, please contact me at 978-685-1909. I strive to keep every last one of my clients well informed.

 

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Dave had an impressive website that seemed to be too thorough to be anything but genuine. The thing that seemed to sell me was that he says right on his website that you may pay a little more for his service, but that his quality is higher. So I decided to give him a try even though I had no reference from another person hoping for someone of top quality. I was not disappointed. He was at the home early as promised and had done an inspection of the exterior and was writing up notes so that when I arrived, he walked me through the exterior first. Even with his early arrival, we were still there for about 3 hours looking through every little corner and cubby. He would occasionally stop and fill out his inspection forms which were easy to follow and read; he gives you a full folder of his notes that are well organized.

Dave was open to all questions and concerns so every time I saw something that was potentially concerning to me, he would look, give his opinion and often shared other experiences with similar circumstances. He also had a good sense of humor which helped to lighten what can be a stressful experience (having someone pointing out problem items that you didn't see). I would highly recommend Massachusetts Home Inspections.

Michael

                                       

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Last updated on  Feb 09, 2020