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| MBC Inspections/ Lukoff Engineering
(Rich Lukoff) ASHI member
Cherry Hill, NJ
|Preferred Property Inspections & Engineering, Inc
16 North Maple Avenue
Marlton, NJ 08053
|Inspection type||Remarks||estimated cost/
who (normally) pays
|Appraiser||To ensure the property has enough value to secure the mortgage.||350-450 paid by buyer||required for mortgage|
|Survey||.||$300-450 (more for larger lots) paid by buyer||required for mortgage|
(certificate of occupancy)
|Requirements vary by town. Some have no c/o requirement on resale homes- most do. Some inspect outside only - others inspect in and out.||normally paid by seller||required for mortgage and by title co|
|Smoke Detector||This may be an actual inspection but is sometimes only a statement by homeowner-it depends on the towns requirement.||paid by seller||required by state|
|This is commonly called a termite inspection but it is really a wood boring pest inspection.||About $85. paid by buyer||normally required by mortgage lender if not you should get it anyway.|
|Home inspection||Review contract terms.||About $350-500
depending on company and size of home.
paid by buyer at time of inspection
|Recommended -even if you are buying a home 'as is'. You want to know what 'as is' is.|
|Radon Gas||.||$125-150 depending on type of test and company
paid by buyer
|Lead Paint||If house was constructed before 1978 read literature about Lead Based paint||Buyer pays $350-450||.|
|Underground Oil Tank||Environmental issue
If there has been a conversion from oil to gas in the house check for evidence of an old underground tank.
|Vacuum test about $400.
Negotiate to have seller pay.
|May be required but should be done anyway if not.|
|Water test||For Private well||paid by seller||Required by state law for private drinking water|
|Sewer test||For Private sewer||paid by buyer||Buyer should always require it.|