A buyer's Inspection is usually obtained or requested by the home buyer as a contingency to the close of the real estate sale. Buyer's Inspections are designed to help assure that the hidden surprises often found in a home are disclosed to the buyer, prior to the purchase.
It is said to be estimated that 85% of all home real estate sales are contingent on the home buyer's inspection! It is not to often that you find any real estate expert who doesn't insist that you require an inspection prior to the purchasing of a home.
The inspector typically spends 3 to 5 hours performing a thorough, visual, non-invasive, examination of the residential/commercial dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within the specific components of said dwelling.