These inspections are usually minimum inspections but are required by certain cities, prior to listing
Ususally a licensed evaluator must complete these evaluations and provide a disclosure report
before any single-family house, duplex, townhouse, or first-time condo conversion can be shown
to prospective buyers.
These housing evaluations, sometimes also known as the disclosure report, must be displayed on
the property so potential buyers can look at it.
Ususally a re-inspection must be done after any required repairs have been completed. This is
separate from the initial evaluation.
In many cities these items are looked at but will not results in a required repair proir to
30-amp or 60-amp electrical service, as long as it is not tampered with or over-fused.
Lack of basement (crawl spaces are OK).
Basement plumbing fixtures that are not vented, such as basement showers.
Chipped or peeling paint.
Galvanized plumbing system, as long as it is functional.
Holes in walls or ceilings.
Lack of laundry facilities, or lack of basement floor drain.
Missing storm or prime windows or doors.
Missing window sashes.
Plumbing "s" traps, except in basement.
Torn carpet or broken tile.
These items are not looked at:
Non-essential systems such as woodstoves, fireplaces, or air conditioners.
Toxic substances such as asbestos, lead-based paint, formaldehyde, radon.
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