i am going to buy a condo/townhouse do we still pay for a expection? I was just wondering rules r same

Asked by Mary Ann, Myrtle Beach, SC Sat Jan 3, 2009

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Linda Slocum,…, , Santa Clarita, CA
Sun Jan 4, 2009
A home inspection is always recommended, whether you're buying a single family home or a condo or townhome.

A good inspector will check that all systems are functional, check all appliances, sinks, showers/tubs, windows and outlets, and go into the attic to check for water damage and other concerns. The exterior of the building in a condo or townhome will also be inspected, even though repairs to these areas may be the responsibility of the HOA (homeowners association). If anything that is the responsibility of the HOA needs to be corrected, you can have the current owner request that the HOA corrects these items before you take ownership of the property.

The inspection is typically paid for by the buyer, unless you have made other arrangements with the seller to cover this cost.
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Dale Archdek…, , Philadelphia, PA
Sat Jan 3, 2009
Hi Mary Ann, I assume you meant a home inspection. It is your choice whether or not to get a home inspection whether you are buying a condo or a single home. Generally the inspection for a condo would only include the living space inside your prospective unit and not the whole building. If you decided to get the inspection you would pay for it.

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