Inspections – As a purchaser of a home do I have the right to do an inspection before closing?

If you are purchasing a new home then an inspection under the Ontario New Home Warranty Plan is mandatory. If you are purchasing a re-sale home then any right to a final inspection should be contained in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale. In other words, when negotiating for the purchase of the house or condominium you should insert a clause into the Agreement of Purchase and Sale whereby you are entitled to an inspection 24 hours or 48 hours before the closing date. If you do not so provide then getting into your purchased premises before closing for an inspection can be problematic.