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Alex, Home Buyer in Detroit, MI

when buying a house in detroit for cash from a private owner is there any way around a city home inspection?

Asked by Alex, Detroit, MI Fri Mar 27, 2009

and if there is what might be the consequences?

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Also keep in mind that the issues that you don't catch--before you buy--will become your issues when you attempt to rent or sell.
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Alex,

Not a smart move on your part. To the best of my knowledge, the City of Detroit requires a pre-sale home inspection. http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/Departments/BuildingsSafetyEngin…

Mine home was several pages and they found lots of items that were required to be corrected prior to sale. When they came out for re-inspection, the second inspector found several additional items.

I suggest looking at an inspection package before considering giving up your rights on this. Lines are long in the afternoon.
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Alex,

Why wouldn't you want to know the code violations on the property? If you want to lease the house, it won't pass inspection. So, you won't be able to be certified. It can cause you problems later on. They give you six months after you close to do the repairs. Have the seller pay the $295 for the inspection. You want to know what you're getting into. Yes, there are ways to close without doing the inspection.
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