It is a big step to invest in a house and because you can end up buying a property that will prove to be stressful in the future, ensure it is inspected for damages or other issues before you pay for it. Do not fool yourself that it is an easy job that anyone can do because if you have no skills or experience in the job it means you have no idea what you will be looking for and you might miss on important clues which can give the real state of the house. If time is critical in making a decision on whether to purchase the house or not, a certified professional on home inspection will serve you well because you will get a comprehensive report within the time frame you have specified.
Remember that the inspection is needed even when the house is new because there are contractors who will do a shoddy job and make the hose beautiful on the outside to attract buyers. Therefore, you need a new inspector to confirm that you making the right investment decision by buying the property you have identified. Remember that building a house is not the work of a single person and different contractor are employed to offer the services needed for the house to be completed. Many of the contractors do not do the job on their own but rather get other people to do so and this means the end result has gone through the hands of various people. The owner does not have the time to check the qualifications of all these people and some contractors will go for causal labors in order to spend less money on the project. It is not a surprise to come across a house which has cost a lot of money in building but the work is not impressive.
No matter the part of the world you are at, the municipalities require that all new houses be inspected before people move in. Therefore, you will be breaking the law by buying and living in a house that has not been inspected. The inspectors will check whether the codes required in the building process have been adhered to and also if the contractor complied with the laws governing building and construction projects in the area. You woes will be listened to and acted upon quickly if you ask for repair work to be done before you pay for the house. However, this is going to be very difficult if the seller has got your money already and the contract is signed.