The report is a good one but way too much information for my taste. I am a big believer in keeping verbiage down to a minimum. What is it? Where is it? Give a recommendation. I think some inspectors fall into this trap thinking they have to be encyclopedia’s for their clients. Too much information will get you into trouble.
I saw several instances of referencing code which were not necessary.
Perhaps listing everyone’s license in your organization on individual inspection reports is a bad idea. I think this could be construed as misleading. There are 16 professional licenses listed on this report along with other licenses for code certs, etc… This could be trouble for the defendant.
That being said, the house is a typical, older, and poorly maintained structure found in this area. The kind of home that has so many discrepancies it’ll give you writers cramp just trying to keep the report short and sweet. The kind of home you really need to CYA on. I am sure the buyer was satisfied with the bargained for report.
IMO the Plaintiff received a more than reasonable request from the buyer to adjust the contract 10k. There is way more than 10k worth of deficiencies indicated in the inspection report. The Plaintiff is a Jack@ss and should have done the deal. Instead, they choose to sue the buyers inspector when he did a perfectly respectable job!?! That’s total BS!
I certainly hope justice prevails here and FIG is exonerated and they counter sue the b@stard.
Any word on whether the Plantiff has filed a TREC complaint? It would surely suck to have to admit to negligence and get fined by TREC for some insignificant anomaly in the report prior to going to court.
On that note. I often think about our lack of protection from sellers. We are in their homes without even the first line of defense such as an agreement with them. There should be some protection from buyers for inspectors written into the law. Is there any?