Should I inspect a home which has been winterized by the owner and the water heater and toilets and faucets have been shut off at each system’s cutoff water valve when the client’s realtor has been given verbal permission by the owner to inspect the winterized home? When we call the realtor, the client’s realtor verbally says the owner of the house gave (verbal) permission to turn on the water heater and other systems for inspection.
Who is liable if the valves fail and the house gets flooded with water and the main shutoff cannot be closed, the inspector or the realtor or the owner?:twisted:
Should we get written permission to turn on the plumbing appliances and sinks and toilets by the owner before the inspection? Should we contact the owner to get it in writing or have the realtor contact them, if need be?