Home inspections are a common element of real estate transactions in B.C. However homebuyers should be aware of what an inspection does and does not cover. For example, Home inspectors are not required to inspect evidence of water penetration, condensation and mould, They cannot inspect or comment on areas of the house (e.g. insulation, walls or attic) that are not reasonably accessible or readily visible.
Visit the websites of home and property inspection associations to learn more about what inspectors are and are not
required to inspect. More tips for homebuyers can be found in Buying a New Home: A Consumer Protection Guide free from www.hpo.bc.ca
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