“Can A House Fail The Home Inspection?”

February 23, 2019

Can a house fail the home inspection?

Your home can’t fail a home inspection.


A house can’t fail a home inspection.

This question comes up occassionally.

But a home can fail a city code inspection when your home was built or when future work requires a building permit.

The building permit prevents poor craftsmanship because the city inspector gets involved and makes periodic spot checks on the work as it progresses.

But, the information in a professional home inspection is for you and you alone.

You can use the information any way you want – to negotiate repairs with the seller or completely ignore it all.

It’s totally up to you.

However, there are mortgage loan programs that require certain items to get repaired before you close on a home.

Your lender will have those details for you.

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Steve Rodriguez

Steve is a Certified Master Inspector® and owner of Bulldog Professional Inspection Services in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of The Ultimate Consumer Guide To Home Inspections and has been a professional home inspector since 2003.

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