Although the fee appraiser of VA must check the exterior and interior of the property to get an idea of the overall condition, the process of appraisal is not intended to be a property inspection. The appraiser is an expert professional with knowledge and experience but is not bound to recommend cosmetic repairs. It is not guaranteed by VA that the appraiser will look at all defects. Moreover, VA does not have authority to help veterans with the repair or maintenance of their homes. It is encouraged by VA to be certain of the condition of the property before buying it.