If you are buying a home that is under construction, renovation, having modifications made to it or there is work in progress, there are a number of issues you’ll need to have addressed.
During a home inspection we often come across work that has been carried out or that still a work in process and home buyers need to take special care as a result. First off, there may be other work which we are unaware of that is either in process, unfinished or yet to be started. As a result, during a “regular” or typical home inspection though we do not inspect their work or ascertain what work is remaining, incomplete or requires further attention other than as we may advise you. Since we don’t know the scope of the work, we don’t compile a laundry list of items which need correction or that are incomplete. It may be that this work is all to be completed by closing for example, and as a result we aren’t inspecting the “finished product”.
That’s not to say this information isn’t important however. We do recommend you determine who is responsible for completing the work and who will pay for it. You’ll also want to ensure that permits were taken out & completed and if any warranties / guarantees are available & transferable to you.