Commercial property inspections?

(Frank Rotte, , CPI, San Diego Home Inspector) #1

I was recently involved with the sale of a small single story commercial building. It’s a flat roof building with a parapet wall. The “inspector” disclaimed the roof, and all equipment on it, because it was “inaccessible”. The roof access ladder was locked. I guess he didn’t have a ladder.
The current tenant is a restaurant. He disclaimed the fire suppression equipment. Didn’t reference the inspection tags or anything else. Disclaimed the plumbing and drains.
Needless to say, it was a very short report.
He called out the parking lot as needing a sealcoat and stripping. And a couple small divets in the painted concrete floor.
I hope my other Nachi inspectors are a little more thorough.

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(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #2

Well Frank, when you have unqualified Home inspectors performing Commercial inspections for home inspection prices, you get what you pay for!!!

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(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #3

Btw… Are you back to work??

(Frank Rotte, , CPI, San Diego Home Inspector) #4

No, just enjoying retirement. I suspect that the Inspector was unqualified. The report was done with Spectora, and not to any standard I’m familiar with.

(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #5

Nice!
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(Frank Rotte, , CPI, San Diego Home Inspector) #6

:smile: 6,7,8

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(Stephen H. Payson) #7

Sad. If you don’t know UL-300, you’re fired. I have to say that restaurants are my favorite commercial because I get to tell my wife that we’re never eating at that place again. :slightly_smiling_face:

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