Once both parties agree on the repairs as outlined on the inspection report or on the purchase contract, and who is to take care of them, the negotiating process is normally over and repairs are typically completed prior to the closing. Proof of repairs through receipts or a reinspection is the final step. For a nominal fee, most certified inspection companies will perform re-inspections to ensure repairs were completed, if the repairs were carried out by licensed contractors.
The fees for this service vary from company to company but normally range between thirty to fifty plus percent of the original fees. In some cases it can be as much as the original fees because of the extent of repairs to be reinspected.
NOTE: Professional home inspectors will never conduct repairs of any nature on the home they inspect. It is a conflict of interest. It is wise to stay clear from companies practicing such services. It is normally indicative of an inexperienced or unscrupulous company.