Just wondering, do most check the washer and dryer, or any other appliance, like portable microwaves, that are not really part of the house?
If I know the washer and dryer are part of the purchase, I will at least test them. If the fridge is there, I test inspect it as well.
Just got a call from a client who said he didn’t want me to do anything about it, but wanted to call to “b itch”(his words). He bought the house last summer for his college aged son. The dryer did not work when the boy moved in. The washer just failed.
I guess since dad is footing college, a house on the golf course, and a car for his son, he was upset about having to make these unexpected purchases. I apologized and told him those aren’t part of my inspection, but if I’m told before hand they are to remain, I will check them for free.
Then he says the termite guys told him there’s a bowed or broken floor joist in the crawl that should have been obvious to the inspector. I looked over my old pictures, and that’s hog wash. They are likely upset with me because I reported active termites in the crawl which was a week or so after they treated, so the client called them back and made them return and retreat.
I’m sure not going to buy the guy’s kid a new washer and dryer, just wondering if that’s part of anyone’s “normal routine”?