I live in a condo association and we want to get our community’s decks inspected. I’ve heard different opinions on who should conduct the inspection.
A licensed home inspector told me he would do it, but he can’t peel back sliding from the building for example to check to see if there’s repair needed beyond things apparent at the surface. He suggested we contact a licensed contractor rather than paying him.
A property management company doesn’t recommend a licensed contractor to do the inspection because that person has a business interest in finding things that need repair.
I am thoroughly confused. Can you help clarify who should do the deck inspection?