Two Inspectors, One Goal
Home, Building Inspectors Have Different Roles

It is important for homebuyers to discern the difference between home inspectors and building inspectors, which are two different creatures. The former search for noticeable flaws in a completed residential property, while the latter mainly uphold building codes and construction regulations.

New-home owners who desire an inspector to oversee each stage of the building process would benefit most from a professional who has knowledge of municipal building inspection but who is primarily a home inspector. For final inspections, however, a home inspector is more appropriate. For maximum coverage, meanwhile, it would be best to retain a home inspector who formerly was a building inspector.

"Inspector With Building Savvy Best for New Home," Miami Herald (05/06/01) P. 5H; Stone, Barry

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