Inspected a house, where the gas meter was in the work/storage/room under the house. The gas company came over after the house closing and said they would not turn the gas on unless it was moved out from under the house. The buyer (my client) paid the expenses to have the meter changed. Now they (client) are saying that the inspector should have made them aware of the problem so they could have had the seller dealt with the problem. I am at fault for not recognizing the meter needed to be moved or the gas company? The gas meter was in good shape. It seems the gas company wanted the meter moved so they could read the meter w/o going into the work/storage room under the house anymore. This house was builted in the 50’s and the meter is actually under what seems to have been an attactment. Also, i believe this house had been sold not to long ago, say 5 to 10 years, and why was this problem not address at that time.
Young & Son Home Inspection Service