Who Pays for a Home Inspection in Illinois?

May 2, 2023

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The Home Inspection Process

Buying a home is a huge financial decision as well as an investment in your future. As a buyer, the home inspection process is important because it reveals the true condition of all parts of the property that may not be visible to the untrained eye. It is estimated that 86% of home buyers found issues that needed attention during the inspection process. Home inspections can save you money that you might have to spend in the future on unexpected repairs, and they can be used as a negotiating tactic when it comes to the home’s sale price. 

If you are the seller, a home inspection is a part of the process that can cause a lot of stress as it can have a big impact on the final sale of the home. You can prepare for the inspection by going through the home and cleaning and decluttering, doing a thorough inspection of the inside and outside, and making any minor repairs such as fixing broken windows, door panels, missing shingles, clogged drains, etc. Ensuring that your home is in its best possible state for inspection will help you feel like you have done all the necessary prep work to make certain the process goes smoothly.

Who Pays for a Home Inspection in Illinois?

The buyer is responsible for covering the home inspection fee once an offer is accepted. This process helps to reassure the buyer that the home they are purchasing does not have any underlying issues that will cost them later.

If a seller chooses to get their home pre-inspected to fix any issues before listing, then they are responsible for paying for the inspection. 

Home Inspection Services We Offer

Buyer’s Home Inspection

A buyer’s inspection is essential to ensuring that your investment is a solid one. The inspection is designed to thoroughly examine the critical systems and operational items inside and out of the home. 

Once the inspection is complete, we will deliver a comprehensive report that includes our findings and recommendations for repair.

Seller’s Home Inspection

A presale or pre-listing home inspection is an important tool that helps to ensure your home is priced appropriately, helps you find and fix issues, and aids in closing the deal with the buyer.

At Lucent, we offer inspectors that are properly licensed and certified in combination with decades of experience to give you peace of mind when it comes to the inspection process.

At the end of our inspection, we will provide a comprehensive report with personalized guidance to help your deal go through.

Apartment and Condo Inspection

If you are looking to buy or sell a condo or apartment, our inspectors can do a thorough inspection to verify that everything in your unit is functioning properly and make recommendations as needed.

Water Testing

Having your water tested by Lucent Property Inspections will give you the assurance that the water in your home or building is safe to drink. Lucent uses professionals to collect your water samples and EPA-approved methods to test them on up to 15 different parameters. You will have results within 1-2 days to give you the peace of mind that your drinking water is safe and free from heavy metals, industrial chemicals, and harmful bacteria.

Commercial Inspections

When it comes to commercial buildings and properties, several things can go wrong over time. Inspections are an important part of any commercial property or building transaction whether you are a buyer, seller, or prospective client.

At Lucent Property Inspections, our expert commercial inspectors can help you find the true condition of any property and determine the next steps.

Costs of Home Inspections

Home inspection cost varies, and typically starts at $275 depending on the home’s size and the scope of the inspection. Contact us today for more information on the services we offer and to get an estimate.

Contact Us Today

The best way to discover issues with your home before they become more serious problems is to have your inspection conducted by a certified ASHI and AHIT home inspector like the experienced team at Lucent Property Inspections.

Our job is to make your life easier whether you are buying, selling, or managing a home or commercial property. Contact Lucent Property Inspections today for a comprehensive and affordable home inspection by our trustworthy inspection team. Call us at 309.300.0007 to learn more about our services.