Originally Posted By: Ryan Jackson
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Sorry, but I have to get this off my chest.
Let me start by saying that since I have been visiting your website, my overall opinion of HI's has improved (I am a building inspector for a city). I have "talked" with several people here who I would recoomend for a HI.
I have my house up for sale right now, and I have earnast money from a potential buyer. This buyer hired an HI that is a moron. The HI gets to my house and starts to tell me that my front stairs and porch are non-compliant. I asked him why. He says they need a handrail and gaurdrail. I told him no, there are only three risers and the porch is only 26" above grade, therefore neither are required. We start to argue, and I show him in the code where it address both items clearly. He then says "oh, well I don't inspect code". I said "well what the hell do you inspect? You say they are 'non compliant', what are they non-compliant with? What legal precedant do they not comply with? Your booklet of good ideas?"!!! I told him he couldn't write it up because it is not only not-required now, but it was not required in 1976, the year my house was built.
Well, he wrote it up anyway. He's my deal: If I were to insist on something like this, I could be sued for malicious prosecution, and I would lose my license as well as my job.
HELP!!! What can I do to stop this MORON inspector from breaking the deal on my house?????
Thanks, and sorry for the rant.
Ryan Jackson, Salt Lake City