My opinion is that absolutely I think you should. If you can’t that’s fine, you’ll still get a report full of photos and a consultation with the inspector over the phone but if you can come along you get a lot out of the inspection that you might not get otherwise.
On the day you’ll be able to get the word from the inspector what he thinks about the house. He’ll be able to point out defects so you’ll see it in the flesh and know exactly where everything is. That’s one advantage.
Another thing is if you want to change anything. He’s a builder – he can tell you. It’s an opportunity to get a consultation at the same time, so that’s another thing.
Thirdly, it gives you an opportunity to measure the fridge space, have another look at the property. Quite often in this process, people don’t see the house more than two or three times before they buy it. Sometimes only once. So it’s another opportunity to get a handle on where you’re going to be moving.