There is no such thing as a "Failed" inspection on a house. Nor is there an inspection that is considered a "Pass". Inspections are done for buyers who want to know more information about the house they are thinking about purchasing. These are deemed "informational purposes only."
In most states, if a buyer doesn't like their inspection, there is usually a way to cancel the contract. But what does that mean? Does it mean the inspection failed? No, it means the inspection was thorough about the house and its present condition, in order to give the buyer information about what might need to be repaired. It means the buyer didn't like what they read.
If a report doesn't show many issues, does that mean it passed? No, it means the inspection was thorough about the house and its present condition.
Yes, I gave the same answer for both situations. There is no criteria about passing and failing a home inspection on a property for sale. An inspection is only about whether or not the buyer is willing to take on the potential challenges the house might have to offer. Many people look for houses in bad condition so they can fix it up themselves. They aren't looking for a "perfect" house. Plus, there is no such thing as a perfect house as they're all built by humans!
Houses aren't like school where you get a pass or fail grade on the inspection. All you get is information, and how you interpret that information will tell you if you want to buy the house or not.
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