BUYER’S INSPECTION

ABOUT A BUYER’S INSPECTION

Buying a home is likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s so crucial that buyers understand exactly what they’re getting into.

For one of life’s biggest decisions, we’ll be your guide.

During a buyer’s inspection, the professionals at MKC Associates form a close partnership with the buyer. We’ll be your guide as we explain any property defects or issues we uncover. 

Your home is your priority. You are our priority. 

Much of the home buying process can involve a number of other parties: the seller, realtors, contractors, attorneys, appraisers… it’s not uncommon as a buyer to feel  confused and sometimes out of the loop during this hugely personal process.

That’s why MKC makes sure to keep you our top priority during your buyer’s inspection.

You’re welcome to accompany us throughout the inspection to see what we uncover firsthand. We’ll also explain everything in our clear and thorough reports and make ourselves available as an asset to you long after the inspection is over.

We’re here as your asset, partner, and guide throughout the process. 

What TO EXPECT During OUR Buyer’s Inspection

  • Exterior: Wall cladding, windows, doors, eaves, trims, decks, porches, entryways, steps, grading, and drainage
  • Roofing: Roof system, roof penetrations, roof drainage, and roof structure, chimney
  • Structure: Foundation, structural framing, floor, walls, ceiling framing, and roof framing
  • Heating and Air Conditioning: Furnace system, boiler system, HVAC system, ducts, vents, tanks, fuel supply system, and main fuel shutoff
  • Plumbing: Supply and waste piping, main supply shutoff, drains, traps, and vent piping
  • Electrical: Service entrance cable, meter area, grounding, main disconnect, main and sub panels, GFCI breakers and receptacles, AFCI breakers, switches, and exposed branch wiring
  • Interior: Walls, floors, ceilings, trim, windows, door, other cabinetry, and all interior components
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, oven range, other miscellaneous permanently installed appliances and components

 

 

Buyer’s Inspection FAQs

Still have questions? Check below to see if we’ve answered them. If not, check out our FAQ page or reach out to us.

How long does an inspection take?

Generally a buyer inspection takes between 2 to 4 hours. The time it takes to conduct a home inspection depends on the size, type, and age of the property. We take as much time necessary to fully and completely inspect the property.

Will you report to me the costs to repair any defects found in the home?

No. Massachusetts Regulations for Home Inspectors (MA CMR 266) prohibit home inspectors from reporting on costs to repair conditions observed at the home inspection. We recommend that you obtain quotes for any item that requires repair or replacement.

Can the report be transferred to anyone else for their use?

No. The report is only considered valid for use by the client for the specific property inspected, at the time and date inspected. We will accept no liability or responsibility for use of the report by anyone else and for any other purpose.

A previous buyer already had an inspection before backing out. Can I just use the inspection report that they got?

No. Reports cannot be transferred. You’ll need to have a separate buyer inspection done.

What will my inspection report look like?

Our 44-page sample report will show you everything we cover in our inspections.

BOOK YOUR INSPECTION TODAY!

Contact MKC Associates today to schedule home inspection services in the Greater Boston area.

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