Does HUD maintain a list of approved home inspectors?

Although HUD encourages home buyers to obtain a home inspection from a reputable home inspector or inspection company, HUD does not maintain a list of home inspectors. Home buyers should talk to their real estate agent or other real estate professional for information about local home inspectors. An appraisal is NOT a home inspection.

A homebuyer should make sure that the sales contract to purchase the home states that the sale of the home depends on the purchaser receiving a satisfactory home inspection.

Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-02731