The inspection report should meet all applicable requirements and standard of practice and code of ethics. You should be able to request and see a copy of these items ahead of time. If there are any areas you want to make sure are inspected, be sure to identify them upfront.
The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is two to three hours for a typical single-family house.
The inspector should be able to provide his or her history in the profession.
Some inspector associations and state regulations allow the inspector to perform repair work on problems uncovered in the inspection. Other associations and regulations strictly forbid this as a conflict of interest.
Costs a typical range between $300 and$ 500. HUD Does not regulate home inspection fees. Most inspectors provide their full report within 24 hours of the inspection.
You should attend the inspection. This is a valuable educational opportunity, and an inspector's refusal to allow this should raise a red flag. Never pass up this opportunity to see your prospective home through the eyes of an expert.