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Question: Is it possible for a home to fail a home inspection?
Top Answer (86% of 261 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: The home inspection is not a Pass/Fail situation. The inspection report is information only to make an informed decision regarding the property. It does not create a liability for either the buyer or the seller to fix or repair anything. In the end, the report is a negotiating tool only.
Eastridge Home Inspections of Arkansas, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is not a pass or fail, it is to help find any deficiencies that the house may have so there are no hidden issues for the client when they are purchasing a home they are unfamiliar with.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: That depends on what the client determines. I only provide information and documentation.
Harris Business Professionals
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Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Homes do not "fail" inspections. It’s just a matter of what the client needs to know about the home to take into consideration before they purchase.
HouseMaster Home Inspections
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass or fail. A home inspection is performed to provide you with knowledge of the present condition. It is to be used as a tool to help you identify repairs that may need to be made and to help negotiate those repairs or costs associated with them prior to purchase.
Earley & Sons Property Inspections PLLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home inspections are not a pass/fail report.
Wise-Up Home Inspection, LLC
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Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass or fail. The inspection and report is just to inform you of the condition of the structure. You can choose to buy it as a "fixer upper" or not. The inspection report will help you decide which way to go.
Space City Inspections, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home Inspections are not completed on a "pass" or "fail" basis. The purpose of the inspection is to identify any deficiencies within the home only. It isn't unusual for a buyer to purchase a home with multiple deficiencies, it simply gives them the information they need to properly negotiate the purchase price.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home inspection points out what is wrong with the home. If there are major problems with the home the mortgage and insurance companies may not approve the home.
Aspire Inspection Services
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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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: It is not up to the inspector whether or not the client decides to proceed to closing. A typical home inspection can identify a variety of problems. Ultimately, the buyer needs to determine if this is the right home for them.
Safeguard Home Inspection, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The home inspection is not a code inspection. Inspectors cannot enforce municipal codes. All they can report on is the functionality and safety of the home and major systems in the home.
Moran Property Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is detailed outline of the condition of the investment you are looking to acquire, the inspector should be neutral and only provide the facts so you the buyer can make the informative decision.
Property Repair Service & Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: Yes, depending what is found.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: The house itself will only have deficient areas of concern. A inspection will point out those areas with recommended repair or replace. It is then up to the buyer if they choose to address those findings or concerns with the seller or sellers agent in the negotiation of the sale of the property.
Meadow Brook Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: We do not use pass/fail standard for a home.
Millyard Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Home inspectors do not pass or fail homes. We deliver a report on the condition of the property at the time of inspection. It is up to the client as the wheater or not to have the findings addressed or to go through with the purchase of the home.
Morrow Inspection Services, PLLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Homes do not fail inspections.
Look First Homes, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes, a house can fail inspection
Explanation: A house can be deemed unsafe by the inspector but typically the inspector will just find and list defects about the home
Smart Choice Home Inspections of WNY
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No, however a home may fail the requirements for specific types of financing, but that is up to the lender to issue a pass or fail based on the inspection report.
Home Inspection Solutions
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies compliance to local codes and standards. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house. A home inspection describes the physical condition of a property and indicates what may need repair or replacement.
Del Fine Home Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: We report our findings in real time. Keep in mind homes can be repaired.
Your Home Property Consultants
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: SOP
LOX Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection report does not give "pass" or "fail" because its purpose is to identify, list, and give recommendations about the deficients and repairs.
Kent Trader, LLC. Inspection Services
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: It is not the inspectors job to pass or fail an home. All homes can be repaired and it is up to the buyer to make the buying decision. Our job is to inform the buyer the proper information for them to make a good decision.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A house never fails an inspection, however the report will detail the finds of any issues that need to be addressed or remedied quickly
JKM Home Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: If there are any issues we mark it as deficient and explain why.
A&T Home Inspections, Inc.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: A home inspection is not a test, but the process of identifying material defects or deficiencies present. Based with this information the buyer can make an educated decision the purchase of the property.
A Closer Look Property Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: No houses don't pass or fail an inspection. Major issues, which are currently any one or more issues that will cost $1500, or over, are considered major issues. It is at that point where the buyers can walk away from the house, the seller has the option to fix the issue or not, or money can be taken off at closing. Your realtor and attorney can instruct you more on these issues.
A Home Detective Inspection Service
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: There is no pass / fail criteria in home inspection. We rate deficiencies of each area inspected and advise the client on next steps suggested such as getting structural engineer to review or rips on improvements that can be made to extend life of structure
Kgm home inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Contrary to popular belief, omes do not "pass or fail" inspection. The inspection only identifies and reports property conditions at the time of the inspection. However, buyers may, or may not be happy with the conditions. Buyers sometimes want to reconsider their purchase. In this case, the property failed the buyers' expectations.
Up Close Home Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, typically specific parts of the house are identified as deficient
Explanation: Most things can be fixed.
1st Call Home Inspections LLC
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