Hello All, I need to ask a question on a specific type of home inspection. A title company approached me and asked if I could do a “mechanic’s lien inspection.” basically I would be taking a photo of the front of a property that has recently closed or is closing to make sure that there was no work being done to the property at the time of inspection. i.e. bulldozer, scaffolding on the property or people working on the subject property that could possibly lien the property. Normally Title companies do this inspection “in-house,” but they wanted to get a licensed home inspector to do the inspection to satisfy their underwriters requirements.
What could be the caveats for this type of inspection? The title co. says that I do not need to be a home inspector to do this type of work (since it is not an actual home inspection). my main concern being that I am becoming internachi certified and I do not want to violate any sort of ethics or standards. Also, there is no pre-inspection agreement because it is not an actual home inspection. With that in mind, I also need some disclaimer language that I can “small print” on the reports themselves.
Any information would be helpful.