Home Inspection

What is a home inspection?

According to N.C.G.S. ยง43-151.45, a home inspection consists of a written evaluation of two or more of the following components of a residential building: heating system, cooling system, plumbing system, electrical system, structural components, foundation, roof, masonry structure, exterior, and interior components, or any other related residential housing component.

The home inspection gives a potential homebuyer a preliminary understanding of the condition of the home. A home inspection evaluates the condition of the home on the day it is inspected, but it does not guarantee compliance with building codes, nor does it guarantee that systems within the home will not fail in the future.

An inspection is not exhaustive or conclusive. Inspections serve as preliminary information for a potential homebuyer to make a determination to proceed with the purchase of a home or terminate the contract based on the findings in the home inspection.