I been a licensed inspector and a INACHI member since 2006. A couple of weeks ago had something happened that has never happened before. I did a inspection on a new home. I have known the builder for years. Good guy always takes care of anything I find.
First time I go there the home is no where near done. So I call the client, tell him the home is not ready for inspection. Utilities not even on. I leave. Lost appointment, cost me $325.00
The next week I go back, do the inspection. Well I found probably a dozen minor issues. I have the PIA already signed. Then he pays me with a check. Seems happy.
I cash the check a couple of days later. Couple of days after that, I get a letter in the mail. He had stopped payment on the check right after he wrote it. I called him and asked what’s the problem? He said I didn’t find enough wrong with the home and it wasn’t worth paying me for the inspection.
Now, the money doesn’t mean that much to me. But this guy has kinda pissed me off. The more I think about it, what he did is wrong. The way I see it, breach of contract, and theft of services. I am not a attorney, so I don’t know all the legal stuff. Did want to get some of youalls opinion’s. What would you do? Don’t really want to do the small claims thing. But I would like to know what some thing about this.