What does Seller pay for? What does Buyer pay for?
1) The inspector comes out for inspection during winter. The a/c compressor can't be run when it's below a certain temperature. Home Inspector won't turn it on and therefore can't verify that it's working.
2) Inspector goes up on ladder to check roof. Wait, there's frost on the roof. Inspector refuses to walk up there. Roof doesn't get proper inspection.
3) House has a sump pump in the basement.
There's a pvc tube lying across the top of the enclosure cap. Inspector says he can't open the cap to check if pump is working correctly.
These are all scenarios I have recently run into with my clients. The first, I represented the Buyers. The other two, I represented the…