Originally Posted By: jmichalski
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A client purchasing a new home wants a pre-settlement inspection - nothing new there.
I generally offer to go in a few days in advance to do a thorough job and compare specs to product delivered, copy serial numbers, etc. It cuts down on the settlement day and ensures a smooth day for everyone. Clients love it - they have a lot on their mind settlement day.
In contacting the builder to arrange for me to get in, he was told I am not allowed access before settlement day (some stock wording about insurance and liability, etc.). I was surprized because this has never been denied before.
Have I just encountered the reasonable builders until now? Think this guy is hiding something? Or is this a legitimate insurance issue?
Also, does the buyer have the right to an inspection at any time, or only the time designated by the builder? anyone know for sure?