You can, or you can ask the seller to do so. Even if the seller pays, you can ask for a specific inspection company. Usually, the buyer winds up paying for any and all inspections as a matter of trust. Sellers could have done pre-listing inspections providing the findings to you. You can choose to rely on them or hire your own inspectors. The seller cannot prevent you from doing any inspections you deem necessary, though you will most likely pay. Make sure to budget for these inspections.
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