Failing an Inspection
Who decides ?
A Home Inspection by a trained professional is visual non invasive Inspection. The Home Inspector gives every component of the house a detailed examination to determine its current condition.
The Home Inspector is not there as judge and jury; there is no pass or fail at the conclusion of the Inspection. A Home Inspector works as a second set of eyes for either the buyer or seller, depending on the type of Inspection being performed, describing the condition of the property and indicating which items are in need of repair or replacement.
The Home can only pass or fail in the eyes of the person for whom the Inspection is performed.
It is theirs to decide what the Inspection results mean in relativity to their situation. The Home Inspector has no regulatory power to say a home is uninhabitable. Nor does the Home Inspector have the right to turn off or disconnect the utilities for infractions of the building codes or violations of city ordinances.
NOTE: A Home Inspector may for safety reasons turn off a utility; however, a home owner is under no obligation to leave them turned off.