Buying a home is one of the largest investments of a lifetime for most people. And finding that special home is an exciting journey. But what lingers behind the facade of a house should not be a surprise after you have signed the paperwork and taken possession. Consequently, an experienced New Jersey real estate attorney would almost always recommend having a professional home inspection completed prior to the closing of your new home.
While your seller is legally responsible for making disclosures about known deficits in the house, there are things that your seller may not even be aware of going on with the home. Although a home inspection is not legally required in New Jersey, it is one of the most important things a buyer can do to ensure that it is free from mechanical and structural issues before signing on that dotted line.