Home Inspection Checklist Template


Home Inspection Checklist
Always start by mentioning any of your own concerns.
Interior Checklist
Attic / Basement
Fireplace / HVAC
 Can you get to the attic easily?
 Is the mortar on the fireplace
 Is the attic well ventilated?
crumbling or loose?
 Are there any signs of water
 Do you see smoke stains around
damage in the attic?
the exterior of the firebox?
 Does the basement smell damp or
 Is there any creosote buildup in the
 Are there any signs of water
 Do I need a heating, ventilation,
damage in the basement?
and air conditioning (HVAC)
 Are there any cracks in the
Water / Electricity
Walls, Floors, Windows and Doors
 Is the shut-off switch on the water
 Are there any water spots on
heater easy to access?
ceilings, walls, or floors throughout
 Will the size of the water heater suit
the house?
your needs?
 Is the drywall pulling away?
 Is the fuse box/main panel easy to
 Are there any cracks in the walls?
 Do any of the floors slope?
 Is the electrical up to code and
 Are any of the doors or windows
good enough for this home?
 Are there enough outlets in each
 Are the doors properly sealed?
 Are there any signs of mold/mildew
 Do all of the electrical outlets work?
on the windows/sills?
 Is the bathroom well ventilated?
 Is there ventilation above all
 Is the caulking around the bathtub
cooking appliances in the kitchen?
or shower moldy or missing?
 Are the kitchen cabinets secured to
 Is the tub or shower cracked?
the wall?
 Run the faucets. How is the
 Run the faucet. How is the
pressure? Do they drain properly?
pressure? Does it drain properly?
 Does the bathroom floor feel
 Are there any signs of leaking
spongy and/or have any loose
under the kitchen sink or
 Does the kitchen floor feel spongy
and/or have any loose tiles?
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