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Is it possible for a home to fail a home inspection?

No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
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Question: Is it possible for a home to fail a home inspection?
Top Answer (87% of 239 votes): No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient.

Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection does not use local codes to determine the condition of the home. Shortcomings are noted in the report and the decision to buy can be based upon the cost of necessary repairs suggested by professional contractors who have inspected the deficiencies.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Some homes have more deficiencies than others. A home inspection helps buyers make a more informed decision about their purchase.
Superior Inspection Services
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The purpose of the home inspection is not to "pass or fail" the home. The purpose of the home inspection is to inform the buyer of the condition of the home so they can make an informed decision whether to proceed with the purchase of the home.
HomeScope Property Inspection Services LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Everything can be fixed or replaced,
H&R PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The process is not a pass or fail inspection.
Appaloosa Home Inspection
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspector will let you know the defects of the home, it is the responsibility of the buyer to decide whether or not they would like to proceed with the purchase.
Heritage Inspectors
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No house is perfect, but there is no pass /fail criteria.
Vital Home Inspections LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home's do not fail, certain conditions that require attention to keep building safe are subject to negotiations reagarding financial responsibility for the repairs. If a seller does not want to fix and buyer does not want to take on the responsibility, the transaction falls apart.
MDJ Inspection Services LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Most things are labeled as deficiencies but if it is something that could be a serious safety concern it can be made clear that nobody enters the home until another opinion is brought in by a specific home professional.
Homeinspections123
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: It is only a recomendation of findings, if there is a problem it is advised to have have further evaluation by qualified contractor.
North State Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No because it is up to prospective home owner to accept or reject the property based on their own ability to make the needed changes.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home Inspections are not a a pass/fail inspection. It is up to the homeowner to decided for himself.
Certified Inspectors, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is not a pass/fail inspection. Items will be listed as deficient if they are not working appropriately.
Blackland Home Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Think of the inspection as a check-up with your doctor. Some issues may present themselves however, as long as you are still living you didn't fail anything.
Inspection Pro
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The home inspection is not a pass or fail process. It is done so that the buyer is made aware of potential areas to monitor in the future and the condition of major components.
House Call Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: major structural, health or fire problems could cause a failed inspection but I do not make that determination
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There isn't a pass/fail
Able Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: This has happened twice in my 12+ years. Both were extreme foundation /structure defects hidden by the flipper (shame on them)
Allied Services Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Inspections are performed at the home, but the final results may indicate serious defects. That being the case, there are times when the client will decide against the purchase due to additional costs that may be encountered , and the seller is unwilling to meet there demands for a lower price or unwilling to correct the defects.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Homes can not fail the inspection, typically parts of the home are identified as deficient.
Gilded Leaf Home Inspections LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no such thing of a house failing a home inspection. The deal my not be consummated because the issues identify. It all depends of the negotiation and what the buyers wants. Every home will have some issues, deficiencies or cosmetic flaws.
HOME INSPECTOR USA
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Every buyer is in a different situation. Because of this, no home can truly fail an inspection. As the buyer you will receive a report outlining specific areas of concern or defect and the decision then falls on you if the home is still what you expected and if the issues are items that you are willing to work through. Like the rest of the home buying process, the results of an inspection can do no more than to guide you in your decision.
InFocus Inspection
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home inspections are not a pass fail. The systems are inspected and deficiencies are identified. The buyer may negotiate for repairs, credits or just accept the deficiencies.
Best Choice Inspections
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: Yes there are several reasons a home can fail. Such as structure issues, safety issues and major electrical problems
At Ease Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There's no such thing as a failed home inspection. A home inspection is only meant to point out deficients about the main components of the home. It is more of a negotiating tool for selling or buying.
1st Choice Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Inspections show defects, if present along with positive info about the home.
Riverbend Property Inspections LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Homes don't fail inspections but homes will fail the buyers expatiation's.
HomeRun Certified Inspections,LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No. It is always up to the buyer if the home is acceptable or not. If the roof is bad it scares some people but if your uncle owns a roofing company it is not a big deal, right? Each transaction is as unique as the house and the people involved
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is performed to identify safety hazards and deficient items.
House and Home Inspection Services
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass or fail on a home inspection. An inspectors job is just to evaluate the home and let the client decide if there is a fail or pass rate for it.
840 Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: Homes can fail an inspection for a variety of reasons including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, and roof.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: Although we, as the inspector, do not fail homes, we have inspected homes that were in such poor shape the buyer chose to exercise their rights under their due diligence period and not purchase the home.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: An inspection is not a pass or fail process, we have a responsibility to give the best information we can ascertain and we take this seriously, often knowing that providing you with the truth will not be what the owner or agents involved want to hear or deal with. The truth is very few things would actually fail at what they are intended to do- a few examples of failing items might be a non-working component- most would be smaller items likes locks, smoke alarms, GFCI devices;
MTK Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The components of the home (roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, insulation) are evaluated and graded as satisfactory (in good working order), marginal (needs repair or replacement within 5 years), poor (needs repair or replacement right away), or safety hazard.
Randall Property Inspections, Inc.
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: Potential troublesome areas on a home inspection report are problems which could compromise the health or safety of those living in the home. The presence of mold, for example, is a health risk as is the presence of radon. Safety issues may include insufficient electrical services, faulty wiring, severe dry rot, structurally unsound stairs, decks, etc.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The home inspection generally points out deficient items, and is not pass fail. In rare cases when for example a major structural item is found, could you classify that as a failed inspection.
ABC Home Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: We do not pass or fail, nor provide any opinion as to buy or not. Our job is toreport on the deficiencies and point out the positive. I include maintenance tips.
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is not a pass or fail system. But saftey items will be highlighted
House detective
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Inspectors are there to help the client understand the problems and deficient the home may have, not to fail a home.
A Balance Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: only defects can be revealed and it is up to the buyer as to what defects will cause the buyer to not purchase the home. We provide detailed information to the buyer so it can help them decide. We never tell the buyer not to buy.
American Home & Environmental
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection isn't typically pass or fail. A home inspection is intended to point out defects within the home.
Rife Home Inspections LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass or fail. The client will take the inspection and work with their realtor to negotiate based on what was found.
Pro-Tech Home Inspection llc
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is not a pass or fail inspection.
Coast Home Inspection
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: there are always defficent items specificly spelled out.
A & H PROPERTIES
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No, a home inspection is not pass/fail, it is simply a report on the safety, operation and condition of the home for your information.
North Dynamic Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: usually most items are repairazble
G M M Property Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: We identify the problem items and then educate our clients on how to meet the challenges they pose. No failures.
Hancock Consulting & Inspections, PLLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Not a Pass or Fail - That is up to the Client i.e. purchase / re-negotiate / request repairs / back out... The only type of Pass / Fail would be a current condition / occupancy / HUD inspection / Rental Assistance - and then, time may be given to provide protection. Patrick Erb Home Inspection Services Licensed Home Inspection AL # HI3083 HUD # 638 erbhomeservices@gmail.com 205-412-5256 More Information About Me http://erbhomeservices.wix.com/patrickerb www.promatcher.com/ErbHomeServicesInspection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94FUNkxZX0&feature=share
Patrick Erb Home Services INSPECTION AL#HI3083
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: I suppose it's not impossible, however it is more likely that specific areas or components will fail.
Four County Home Inspection Service, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home does not pass or fail an inspection. Your inspector will identify significant building or safety issues that require immediate repairs.
Brighton Home Inspection
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Just about anything found deficient can be repaired. Should a serious defect be found we will refer you to the proper professional so you may get an idea of the cost to repair the defect or safety concern.
Certipro Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is not a code inspection. The only passing or failing is in the mind of the buyer towards the purchase based on the information provided to them by the inspector and the inspection report.
Connected Services Group, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is only a report on conditions of a property on a given date. A home inspector is not a code inspector. Therefore a home cannot "fail" a home inspection.
Legacy Home Inspection & Appraisal LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: it is very rare for the entire house to be declared failed,usually it is specific areas or components
Phoenix Home Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A good inspector Never tells a buyer to buy or not to buy a home we should only discuss the condition and facts about the home. There is no pass or fail.
ATM Home Inspection
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home Inspections provide non-invasive residential home inspections to identify defects and safety issues according to modern day safety guidelines.
Eastern Slope Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: If a house is deemed completely unsafe, this is known as a failed inspection. Most of the time, it is known as deficient though.
Higher Standards Property Solutions LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is for the buyers knowledge only.
MC2 Home Inspections LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home inspectors should pass or fail a house. It is up to the home inspector to find the houses defects and up to the buyer to evaluate the pro and cons that the inspector has found.
Wilson Property Inspection, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is never a "pass" / "fail" thing. The inspection is there to give you information to make a very educated decision.
A-Z Michigan Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No is correct, as stated above, home inspection reports cannot fail. It is a technical report identifying areas of concern as deficient when observed.
Straight Street Home & Structural Pest Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is not a pass or fail. We are just inspecting the property as it sits today.
Valley Home Inspectors LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: It is up to the buyer to decide from the report whether they want to go ahead with the purchase.
Inspections by Randall LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass or fail rating given on a home inspection.
JC & E Home Inspection
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass or fail inspector will create a full report with pictures of any deficiency.
Gold Country Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass or fail in a Home Inspection, only findings that may require attention.
Powell Home Inspection LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: All homes have deficiencies. Most deficiencies are simply cosmetic. All deficiencies can be fixed, it is a matter of at what cost and who will be paying for the repairs.
Thill Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The deficiencies may be more than normal.
Team Texas Construction, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home Inspectors do not pass or fail homes. They identify defects and safety issues.
Preferred Real Estate Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A house cannot fail an inspection because home inspectors are not code inspectors.
1st Choice Home Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A house cannot fail an inspection. An inspection is not a pass or fail it is to show deficiencies in the home.
Carolina Regional Inspection Services
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is not a pass/fail inspection. Deficiencies are pointed out and the buyer decided if they are happy with the property.
ProSpect Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: In my opinion there is no failing or passing grade. The findings "are what they are" and the facts presented in the report give the buyer the information necessary to make their own decision.
Black Dog Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: If substantial structural damage is present.
Guardian Home Inspections LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Top Down Home Inspection LLC does not pass or fail your investment. I offer a complete condition report identified as acceptable, marginal, or defective/unsafe.
Top Down Home Inspection LLC
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