US Home inspection..
If they weren't too cheap to have a home inspection, and walk away, they could've saved a half-million bucks.
1st house I bought, the inspector saved me/use ovver $50k in asbestos abetments, and structural deficiencies. Bought the house at a $75k "discount", and the original owners made the house "clean"
The second inspection, with the same company, and the same inspector, gave it a "good" bill of health - it was a 100 y/o wooden structure house less than an 1/8 mile from the Atlantic.
My second home, we went over it with a tic(very fine) comb, and came out ahead.. again withe the same company, but a different and diligent inspector.
PAY for a home inspection - $$ now = less headaches/hassle in the future!
As I recall, it was about $200, in the 00'. It may be closer $400 now, but cheaper than a half-mil later...