I was hoping for some clarification. I was always under the impression that we are hired by the buyer. I was looking at the online contract NACHI supplies and noticed this:
“The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the use of CLIENT, who gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents, owners, repairpersons, and other interested parties.”
Why is this in here?
I have clients all the time that do not want the inspection discussed in front of the agents. I also only send the report to the client unless they request it to be sent to someone else. I had an out-of-country buyer the other day that did not want any realtors to get a copy of my report. The realtor at the inspection was upset and said that I had to supply her with a copy under disclosure rules and I can be held liable for not disclosing things wrong with the property to her. I am hoping this is a bunch of BS, or have I been wrong for over 10 years of inspecting?