Free Home Inspection Checklists ~ Hampton Roads Real Estate Ramblings

Free Home Inspection Checklists

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hello Hampton Roads,

Free home inspection checklists (not to be used as a substitute for a home inspection done by a qualified professional) can be used to your benefit in your search for a home. These lists can help you determine the amount and depth of work needed and also these lists can be used as a negotiation tool to bring to the seller’s attention when discussing your terms and price.


List 1: Structural Elements

  1. Walls
  2. Ceilings
  3. Roof (condition and life expectancy)
  4. Floors
  5. Foundation (crawl or slab)

List 2: Exterior Condition

  1. Landscaping
  2. Siding
  3. Shutters
  4. Windows
  5. Garage
  6. Driveway
  7. Drainage
  8. Fences/Gates
  9. Outside Faucets
  10. Outside Lights


List 3: Plumbing

  1. Type and Condition of Pipes—potable, drain, waste, and vent pipes
  2. Toilet
  3. Shower
  4. Sinks
  5. Faucets
  6. Water heater
  7. Laundry connections

List 4: Systems and Components

  1. Heating System
  2. Cooling System
  3. Duct work
  4. Chimney
  5. Fireplace
  6. Sprinklers

List 5: Electrical

  1. Main Panel
  2. Circuit Breakers
  3. Wiring
  4. Grounding
  5. Exhaust Fans
  6. Receptacles
  7. Ceiling Fans
  8. Light Fixtures

List 6: Appliances

  1. Dishwasher
  2. Range
  3. Refrigerator
  4. Built in Microwave
  5. Washer/Dryer

List 7: Interior Space Assessment

  1. Rooms
  2. Floors
  3. Walls
  4. Ceiling
  5. Doors
  6. Stairs
  7. Smoke Alarms


If you are considering purchasing a home in Hampton Roads and have a need for a qualified home inspector or have any other real estate needs, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service!


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