It’s not required, but it’s a good idea. Following the inspection, the home inspector will be able to answer questions about the report and any problem areas. This is also an opportunity to hear an objective opinion on the home you’d like to purchase and it is a good time to ask general, maintenance questions.

It depends on the type of inspection you’re referring to and the requirements of the organization or entity conducting the inspection.

In some cases, the presence of the property owner or responsible party during an inspection may be required, while in other cases it may not be necessary. For example, if you are having a building inspection done prior to purchasing a property, it is common for the inspector to conduct the inspection with the prospective buyer present. On the other hand, a routine health and safety inspection of a business may not require the owner’s presence.

It is always best to check with the organization or entity conducting the inspection to determine if you are required to be present and to understand the purpose and scope of the inspection.