Just as important as what is required to be inspected is knowing what isn't part of the inspection. You may be disappointed if you expected your attached garage to be part of the basic inspection, to know how efficient those solar panels are, or how many years the hot water heater has left in it.
The regulations are very specific in terms of what an inspector is required and not required to report on. Knowing what is excluded from the basic inspection will help manage your expectation when inspection day comes.
• What is not included in a Mass. home inspection