Originally Posted By: loconnor
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With what resources I had avalable to perform research on 3 of these types of companies, I did not discover any major suits against them regarding incomplete or erroneous inspections.
You are given a check list which follows basic areas of the construction phase. You're only verifying if that part of the construction is completed. If not what percent of it is completed. Also, there are four basic questions you need to answer on these forms. None of this involves guessing, crossing your fingers and hoping, or any similar practices. You use your eyes and knowledge. I've also discovered that talking to the workers on site produces the answers I need. They are very helpful.
To me $50 is well worth the trouble. My other side inspections I perform pay me $5 per inspection (basicaly, drive bys, although I get out and take pictures). There are many people here who believe that is not worth the time or liability (if there is one).
What I would recommend to any one doing any kind of mortgage inspections, is to check the company that hires you through the BBB.
I have found 3 with questionable practices through the BBB.
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