Parties other than the inspection customer sometimes pay for a home inspection. Parents and realtors are the most common people other than the customer that pay for an inspection. Yes, you can pay for your customer’s inspection, however, we ask you to consider this. It somewhat muddies the waters when other parties pay for home inspections. Our job as the home inspection company is to work for the end customer, not the person that pays for the inspection if it is a different person or party. It would be a better choice to let the customer pay for the inspection and reimburse them outside of the transaction in our opinion because we want there to be a clear delineation of the customer and provider relationship.
If you choose to pay for the customer’s inspection, that is fine, but please keep in mind, our customer is still the end customer of our service, not the person who paid for the inspection.