Jae you stated:
We don’t concern ourselves with right or wrong, good or bad. We report what is there based on our own general knowledge and our opinions.
That’s what our report is–our opinions.
By not reporting the valve should be in the same area as the appliance, you could be liable for not telling the client so.
The fact that you wondered about the issues indicates to me that you are aware that something is not quite as it had ought to be. Report it.
If it makes no difference to the client…you have done your job–go home, open a cold one, sit back and watch the Tournament.
This is what I’m talking about, small issues like these 2 examples are not worth stating to the client, just put them in the report. And if they accually read the whole thing then they’ll be informed, and I’ll be covered for at least reporting it. See it’s little issues like the examples I gave you that I’m feeling like we don’t need to verbally inform anyone at time of inspection, because it causes a big situation. Example is you mention something about the gas valve and your client who knows nothing has 50 questions on why it should be there, why it isn’t there, should it be there, should the seller relocate it there, and so on (you get the idea that a small situation, even if you stated it in a non alarming way starts a big discussion that the seller and all the realtors chime in giving their advice on how to just blow it over)
We can find a 1000 things wrong to today’s standards, I’m see that when you see a issue, ask your self is it being used as origanial intended? New safety standards may need be applied but above a gas valve that makes service and or repairs easier??? why start a big situation when there are 1000 other more important things (as the list grows) to state that starts a conversation. I hope you understand what I mean! I’m so confused