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Home Inspection is a broad topic and can seem daunting when looking to start your career. That’s why we’ve rounded up some common questions and answer them for you here.

Home Inspection FAQs

  1. The primary law governing the practice of inspection is NRS/NAC 645D. Click here to review NRSD  – Click here to review NAC 645D.

  2. The inspector starts with the exterior of the property then ventures into the structure itself. The inspector will visually inspect the roof, specifically: The flashing, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. Structural inspectors then inspect the siding, trim, window, doors, decks and driveways/ walkways. After the exterior is complete an inspector visually inspects the interior components of the home, such as: the walls, plumbing appliances and so forth. In addition to noting any visible defects relating to the structure, inspectors will often test each system inspected. Once the inspection is complete the inspector will produce a written report that describes the systems and components of the home and their current condition.

  3. The structural inspection license allows the licensee to inspect any attachment to realty, including homes.

  4. An inspector would inform all interested parties (such as buyer and seller) of any defects apparent with the properties current condition.   

  5. The state of Nevada requires a minimum of 40 hours of inspection education before an individual can take the state licensing examination. Key Realty School offers 60 hours of class because the course includes 20 hours of onsite inspection training as well as the 40 hours of classroom instruction.

  6. After taking the examination, the state of Nevada requires prospective licensees to complete one of two training programs: Either 25 inspections with an already existing inspector or an onsite educational program equal to the 25 inspections. Click here to see a list of this course dates and times.

  7. Inspections are not required by Nevada law, but companies will always require inspections on properties being sold. Inspections will relieve the company of liability concurring on the structural integrity of the property. Because certain cities in Nevada are continuously growing (some among the fastest in the nation)  homes are always being bought and sold. Therefore, inspections are constantly needed. 

  8. The average inspection costs $300. The inspector can expect to retain this whole fee if they are the sole owner of the inspection performed. If the inspector works under an existing inspection company, the inspector will split the inspection fee for the agreed upon percentage or amount.