Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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Agreed…in many cases like attic entrances and so on that are painted over I have to get the permission of the seller and current owner which is not very hard when you tell the buying agent and client that you can’t inspect something you can’t get into and might damage it…they figure heck for $ 300,000 average they want me to get in…so the owners usually give permission.
But you do bring up a good point....BUT when it comes to electrical...repainting can't kill ya...but missing a major electrical defect that kills someone just might get you in hot water.....and a judge is going to say..." could you just not cut around the panel and check it....it is part of your SOP ...is it NOT?
Anyway...painted in panels.....My butt is cutting around them and checking them...no ifs ands or BUTTS.
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