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Dear Barry, I need to know if home inspections are required for cooperative living units such as condominiums and townhouses. As a buyer, home inspection is listed as an option in my purchase contract, but my Realtor and the listing agent both say that a home inspection is unnecessary. They assure me that the property management company performed a thorough inspection before the property was listed for sale and that there were no problems with any of the appliances. Should I rely on this advice? --Henrietta Dear Henrietta, For a real estate agent to advise against a home inspection is the height of professional irresponsibility and seriously undermines the trust that is essential between a client and agent. It is probably the most unreliable advice you are likely to receive in this or any ...