I have a really through agent who referred me for an inspection and he sent me the following materials and questions. I have quickly reviewed the materials and find his questions/concerns to be reasonable but I’m wondering if this is getting to be outside the realm of a home inspection, to be going over HOA guidelines and municipal Master plans? It seems to me that question #1 is more in the realm of a lawyers domain. And that #3 is just above and beyond, to be looking up the cities “Master Plan” and offering judgement on why the listing agent added that and how it affects ownership.
Only #2 seems to really be in my realm.
Would appreciate your thoughts!
I believe that my buyer clients have scheduled home inspection with you for the single family property located at xxxxxxx. For the inspection at 3pm next Monday, Sept 12, I am concerned about 3 potential issues:
Driveway is asphalt. Guilford HOA may require it to be concrete. (See the attached Guilford HOA documents.) Do you know anything about this issue?
Water leak in basement. The listing agent said that there had been a water issue in the basement and the yard was graded and patio was made. The basement has no sump pump, and is not water proofed with French drain as far as I know. I don’t know whether the area underneath the basement hardwood floor (Pergo?) is secure for water leak either. Do we need to hire water proof expert or is there a way to tell the water issue in the basement?
The listing agent recently added “Baltimore City Master Plan Disclosure” to the contract of sale (=offer document). Are you aware any city’s Master Plan or anything that might affect the ownership of this property?
I have not expressed my concerns to my clients yet, and would appreciate if you could address these issues in your inspection.
I am in New York state, and will come back to Baltimore tomorrow (Sunday) night. I look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Thank you so much.
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