1. Buyers are responsible for inspections. This is a good thing. Yes, you will have to foot the bill, but you are hiring a home inspector to look for any issues the house you’re interested in may have. This could save you a bundle of money down the road if any major repairs are needed, according to freshome.com. So, while you are not required by law to have a home inspection, you should. You can attend the inspection, if you wish, but leave yourself enough time to pick an inspector and bring him out to view the property, to make sure he/she has enough time to make a thorough inspection. You should always allow for the cost of an inspection when you figure your housing budget.