Just wondering about your experiences with this and if I am in the wrong or am I operating ethically:
I found 2 suspect locations in the home with “potential organic growth”. Included it in my report, client wanted me to go back, capture samples and send to lab. Done.
Results came back: Cladosporium, Penicillium/Talaromyces, Aspergillus/Penicillium w/ Hyphal Fragments. Not great results.
So, I sent the report over in typical DDID format, even provided them with a local remediation company who does FREE consults.
I then proceeded to advise the buyers agent that I would be reaching out to the listing agent so they could notify the home owners (occupied by an 80+ year old couple). This seemed like the ethical thing to do and as stated in our COE: “The InterNACHI® member shall not release any information about the inspection or the client to a third party unless doing so is necessary to protect the safety of others”.
Well… the buyers agent told me that was in “poor taste and bad practice”.
I asked her “should I notify the current home owner if I had found an active gas leak or a balcony that was about to collapse?” still waiting on my much anticipated reply. figured I would share here to clear my mind and get some advise.
Thank you in advance for your candor and responses -