FHA Home Inspector
FHA Home Inspector | Tampa | If you’re buying a home with an FHA mortgage, the lender’s inspection requirements tend to be more stringent than those for a conventional loan. For that reason, it’s important to choose an experienced FHA home inspector like Beryl Project Engineering to ensure that the home meets the FHA’s requirements to be safe, sanitary, and structurally sound. Here are five of the most important questions to ask your FHA home inspector, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
1. What does your inspection cover?
A qualified inspector will be able to provide you a copy of what he covers in the inspection and inspection report, and these items should meet or exceed the minimum requirements in your state.
2. How long have you been a home inspector, and how many inspections have you completed?
Your inspector should have specific training and experience in residential home inspection, as well as be able to provide references.
3. How long does your typical inspection take?
A good inspector should take at least two to three hours to inspect all aspects of a typical single family home. For a much larger home, expect it to take longer. A brief inspection may be a red flag.
4. How soon after the inspection will I receive a report?
In most cases, your inspector should deliver your home inspection report within 24-48 hours. In addition, prior to the inspection you may request a sample report so you can review the format and know what to expect.
5. Will I be able to attend the inspection?
If your inspector does not allow you to be in the home while he works, it raises a red flag. Seeing your home through the eyes of a trained professional allows you to familiarize yourself with its structure and systems.