Home inspector bars buyers from inspection

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Dear Barry, When we purchased our home, the home inspector didn't want us to attend the inspection. He simply mailed us the report. Since moving in, we've found defects that were not reported to us, and now we feel that our presence at the inspection should have been allowed. Among the undisclosed problems were ungrounded outlets and several venting problems affecting furnace safety (discovered by the man from the gas company). I guess not being allowed at the inspection should have been a red flag. – Ben Dear Ben, My question to you is, were you represented by a qualified real estate agent. Real estate professionals typically arrange for their buyers either to attend the home inspection or at least meet with the inspector at the end of the inspection for a full review of the findings. Lack of adequate representation, or no representation, can adversely affect the outcome of a real estate purchase. Refusal to permit buyer participation at a home inspection is indeed a red fla...