Here’s an unusual situation I haven’t experienced before. I recently performed an inspection on a 6,000 sf home with swimming pool/spa the other day. Client followed me around asking questions the entire time and very involved in the whole process. Slowed it down a bit but more than happy to have him with me. He was very happy with the process and information I provided. When it comes time to pay , he says he forgot to bring his credit card. Not a problem (or so I thought) because he can pay when the report is ready for viewing/downloading. Report automatically releases once payment is made.
Here’s where it gets weird. As we were about to get in our vehicles and drive away there is a huge BOOM. Rattles windows and everything. The home is near a Marine Base and that is sometimes heard when training. Never heard it that loud though and it didn’t last long. His face was total shock. Anyway, he chose to pull out of escrow that night because he didn’t realize the house was near a marine base. He didn’t even bother looking at report and feels he shouldn’t have to pay me now. Signed agreement also. I performed my end of the agreement. My question is I’m not sure how to proceed and am reaching out for suggestions.
Sorry for the ramble and thank you for any suggestions.
Pacific West Home Inspection