Has anyone ever thought about the amount of liability that falls on our shoulders. The city inspectors are held harmless for anything they look at. Home inspectors are liable for everything we look at.
Two simple examples: Roof is installed. Improper shingles were used and multiple shiners are found in the attic. Ctiy passes the roof. Home inspector inspects the home and finds these deficiencies. If they are missed, guess who gets the phone call. Not the city.
City just went out and passed a drainage system for a washing machine. The unit dumps water into a non approved wast system (a green bucket in the ground) and they pass the drainage line running in an upward slope to the septic tank. Miss that one as a home inspector and see who gets the call.
I could go on and on and I am sure all of you have similar stories. Everyone here has missed something at one time or another. If you haven’t you just haven’t been caught yet.
And no, these were not items that were missed, but called out, and both times the “realtors” and the sellers had the same thing to say. “the city passed it, so it must be OK, and I am not fixing it”.