Termite and Pest
As part of your
offer, if applicable in your area, you may require a termite and pest
inspection. This company not only inspects for termite damage and pest
infestations, but also inspects for dry rot and water damage, among other
things. The company that performs the inspection is important to you as a
buyer, because you want to be sure they do a good job. It is important to
the seller because it is customary that they pay for the inspection and
some types of repairs that may be required.
You should determine
which company you want to perform this inspection and make it a part of
your offer. Otherwise the seller will choose. If you do not know which
company to hire, your agent will make a recommendation.