Originally Posted By: phughes
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What advise can NACHI provide to new home Buyers concerning getting their new home inspected.
I believe a person should have any home they buy inspected by an INDEPENDENT home inspector. Someone not affiliated with the sale of the home. Thereby not having any conflict of interest.
I know that some builders, no names mentioned, do discourage a buyer from having a new home inspected. They will site reasons like, the city has already inspected the house, the builder is experienced and this is un-necessary.
They use alternative methods to discourage an independent home inspection.
For example, an inspection must be performed x days before the walk through, and can only be performed between x-y hours. Then have people working in the home at the time, and say you need to reschedule, thus causing disruptions in the flow of the inspection.
So, what does NACHI recommend to a buyer of a new home?
Do they recommend they have it in their contract that they are entitled to an inspection before closing?
How can a buyer protect them selves?
Often, when buying a new home, a buyer must leave their current residence at a specified date, and this can interfere with the inspection process if the builder uses delaying tactics with respect to the buyer independent inspection.
I look for NACHI suggestions to help our industry help protect both the industry and the home buyer.