As IR becomes more and more the norm in the HI industry are any of you concerned about the liabilty ascertained to a standard inspection? Do you have a disclaimer in your normal HI agreement if they choose not to get IR if you charge extra like myself? Do you have a seperate agreement?
The reason I ask is because I charge extra to perform IR with a standard HI and have spoke to a couple of attorneys who are friends in the area and it seems both agree, which I have heard from other inspectors as well that if you miss something during a standard visual inspection and you offer the service and get into court and you didn’t use a tool such as IR because they decided not to pay extra for it that it could really end up hurting you.
I personally like to offer it as an additional service because it allows me to compete with normal HI rates in the area while being able to create additional revenue through IR.
Any opinions, thoughts, or have any of you spoke to attorneys? Anyone have a good disclaimer in their HI agreement they would be willing to share? Thanks in advance