Massachusetts home purchasers are given the opportunity under state law to have their potential house or condo purchase inspected by a licensed Home Inspector prior to signing a Purchase and Sale Agreement. The usual time allowed to the buyer is 7 calendar days. We view the Home Inspection as an insurance policy; we will determine the condition of the property prior to making the purchase. The inspection will reveal "the good, the bad, and the ugly" aspects of the property that will assist you in making a decision to purchase the property.
All Home Inspectors operating in MA are required to be licensed by the state and must provide Errors and Omissions Insurance. Our report is completed in accordance with the Massachusetts Home Inspectors 266 CMR Regulations and Standards of Practice. All clients are encouraged to review the Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet at the Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation website.
The Massachusetts Home Inspector Law requires that the Seller provide the following information to the prospective Buyer:
In addition, Massachusetts requires all property sellers to provide to the public a Home Disclosure Statement that identifies and comments on various issues pertaining to the home. Make sure you ask for that document from the seller of any home that you purchase.
We recommend that you review the following suggestions in order to make your property inspection a pleasing, informational and successful experience:
Following these guidelines will make your property inspection go smoothly!