Inspections and Disclosures

Overview

A home is often one of the most important--and biggest--purchases that a person will ever make. A professional home inspection is an instrumental part of the home buying process because it provides detailed information about the condition of a property, which can help buyers avoid unpleasant surprises down the road.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the different parts of a home that are inspected, the role of a licensee, and the important disclosure obligations that sellers and licensees must comply with in California. It also explores the different types of disclosures that must be made regarding material defects and environmental issues, and describes the duties real estate licensees have to clients and other brokers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • describe what parts of a home are examined during to an inspection
  • explain how a professional home inspection benefits buyers, sellers, and licensees
  • understand the terms used in home inspections as well as the construction and systems of residential properties
  • help clients interpret the findings of a professional home inspection
  • explain sellers' and brokers' disclosure requirements in California and the importance of accurately completing the Transfer Disclosure Statement
  • identify the top legal issues that licensees face with respect to disclosure
  • describe the penalties that may be imposed for violating disclosure requirements

Designed For

Real estate licensees in California
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