It’s an old house, you suspect that there’s bad electrical up there, you can’t recommend inspection after safe access has been provided because there isn’t going to be safe access provided. What’s your report comment?
Here’s what I’ve got, but I’m not happy with it because it doesn’t provide any good alternative:
“The attic space lacked adequate headroom for safe entry. As a result, inspection of the attic space lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection and it was not inspected. Attics may contain potential fire or health hazards, other safety issues, damage, or defects that have the potential to cause damage to the home.”
You can say that you inspected the attic from the hatch, but that’s not inspecting the attic, that’s just inspecting the portion of the attic near the hatch. I think if the comment includes the words “I inspected the attic…”" when you only inspected a small portion, then that’s potentially a bad thing. Better to say the attic was not inspected. Any suggestions?