Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I really is starting to sound like they are apprasiers. Working for insurance companies, mortgage lenders....etc.
I would be very hesitant to get involved. They are essentially cutting out the middle man, you, when it comes to gettting the property inspected.
Here in PA if I were to go in and inspect the property for them instead of the client it would not be considered a home inspection and the one year cut off for my liability would not apply. Kinda taking the home out of home inspections. Further if your E & O carrier was notified you were doing these type of inspections your insurance rates are probably going to fly through the roof because these guys look for a scape goat.
If you are determined to proceed I would advise doing so with caution. The first thing I would do is check out who this group is and what is their background. Maybe talk to some of the other inspectors that have been working for them for at least a year or two. Ask them about payments for services and how often they are contacted for problems regarding the inspections they performed for them.
I am wondering if these people are doing this because the client did not choose to have a home inspection performed. Food for thought.