Are previous inspection reports reliable?

Typically, they are not. Previous inspection reports are not reliable sources of information not only because they have been performed for other parties, but also because they often do not contain current information. Conditions may have dramatically changed since a previous inspection was conducted. Buyers should always have a professional inspection performed specifically on their behalf. Only in this way can buyers be assured that they are receiving information on the current condition of the home and its systems and only in this way can they receive the advantage of maintenance and care information that is provided specifically for them. In addition, most inspection company contracts state that the inspection is for the exclusive use of the company’s customer and is a non-transferable document.