Just some info for you, hope it helps.
I did an inspection about 6 weeks ago on a house and of course it hasn’t rained for about 2 months previous and now with the first rain, the buyer called complaining that a seam in his gutter has leaked.
He even states there would be no way for me to have known, but I still should have called it out! Don’t ask me.
Well now of course the price he got for the SEAM in a gutter to SEAL…was $400 (who in the hell would pay $400 for a seam in a gutter to be fixed?) well then NOW it also needs new guy wires, new bolts because the other ones were “rusty” the bottom screws should be bigger and now its a $1500 repair. The buyer is FIT to be TIED!
I then said please forward me the bid for repairs, have the drawings showing that the installation was improper for the 2001 building code in which it was built and please have them signed by a structural engineer.
After that I want to see this “contractors” license for pool cages, the proper insurances ( I mean if you want me to pay, I have to make sure he is legit) and all appropriate workmans comp paperwork. I need his home and business address because if he is working outside of the scope of his license it is an automatic $5000 fine in Lee County, Florida.
Mr. (homeowner) now that you have been notified this gentleman may be operating outside of the scope opf his license, it is ALSO a $5,000 fine for ANYONE KNOWING hiring an unlicensed tradesman in the state of Florida.
Please forward the following paperwork to me and I will get it to my lawyer for review. Thanks…