Originally Posted By: jremas
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I just had a request from a guy who wants me to come into his home and write a report stating that there is no mold in his home. Apparently he for some unknown reason told his refinance company that there was mold in his home and now they won’t refinance until he gets a clean bill of health. Originally he wanted me to come out a few weeks ago to see if the “levels” of mold in his home would require replacement of carpeting and furniture. I told him the EPA has no “levels” established and referred him to a “mold specialist” closer to his area. Like I want to be in court for that in a couple of months…wheeewwwww!
2nd call was for a client who had a pressure tank that was so badly rusted, the pressure gauge was not even working because of the rust inside that. I wrote it up as excessive rust/near end of life-span/further have a contractor of that specialty evaluate for repair. I also wrote up the water heater (rusted to all heck) because it was not working. Same comments. He called me today because his lender wants me to change the wording stating that the pressure tank and the water heater will last at least 2 years!! OK, I don't feel like buying a pressure tank and water heater this year.
What is up with this non-sense??
I am now coming upon other problems where the client cannot close because the insurance companies won't write the insurance until some of the items get fixed. I am starting to see deals fall through where folks buy a property "as is" and cannot close because they cannot get insurance. One more obstacle. In PA they will have to write a new clause for "Insurance Contingency" where the sale is dependent upon the buyer obtaining insurance.
Maybe we won't come across as the bad guys anymore after the lenders and insurance companies sent their guys out for their inspection.
REMAS Inspections, Inc.
Northeastern PA & the Poconos