OK, this seems the place where everyone hangs out. So I’ll post here.
I was called yesterday, by a client from Chicago who wanted me to inspect 9 rental duplexes he is buying here in Michigan.
We worked out a price, and I was asked to arrange the inspection through the buyers agent. The agent suggested I contact the selling agent to arrange the inspection.
When I contacted the selling agent, he said I can only inspect the two empty units. I told him that wouldn’t be an inspection, and the buyer wants me to inspect all of them.
He proceeded to tell me that an agreement was already made with buyer that there would be no inspections in the occupied apartments. the reason being that if the tenents discovered the buildings were being sold, they would assume their rent would go up, and they’d move out.
After he called the broker, I was called back, and told that the manager would try to arrange for me to inspect about 6 or more units.
I will obviously have to adjust my original quote depending on how many units I can gain access into. However, I am uncertain how to word my disclaimer that will mention about the non-inspected units, and my inability to inspect ALL the units originally requested.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I’m scheduled to do the inspections on Tuesday, and the buyer will try to be there, or have a representative there.