What house inspections can turn up...
Over my many years as a building inspector, I've seen some good examples of houses which have problems or potential problems waiting to happen. Here's a few:
Embedded Starfish:We found this starfish embedded in a rubber watertight roofing membrane! This could cause the roof to leak.
No roof insulation: Roof insulation is very important so heat does not escape during winter.
No underfloor insulation: Under floor insulation prevents cold air and damp rising.
Rusty roof: Rusting roof's leak!
Cracking cladding:This can lead to a leaky building.
Unsealed blockwork: Lack of sealing can lead to water seepage into your building.