Q: Is A Home Inspection Required To Buy or Sell A House?

No, there are no laws requiring that a buyer or seller hire a home inspector. However we recommend a home inspection for every home buyer. And we recommend that sellers get a pre-listing inspection to make their process go quicker and faster. A buyer can request an "inspection contingency" to be part of the contract, meaning that the deal will not go through if the inspection uncovers issues the buyer isn't comfortable with. There is extreme value in a home inspection and we don't advise buying a house without one.