I did an Inspection in early Nov 19. The client called me a few days ago and said he noticed some damage to a wall inside of his garage. He said he noticed it because a neighbor had told him about a reoccurring problem the previous Homeowners had in this area, and that led him to lift up a piece of loose vinyl siding, where he noticed the damage. Home built in the 70s, wood frame, with vinyl siding. From the interior, the baseboard doesnt match the rest of the space, as it appears the sellers did a cosmetic cover up for the Inspection. The damage appears to be moisture related, but he wont let me out to look until Feb 11th at the earliest. As always, the client signed the NACHI pre-inspection agreement. During the Inspection, I did note several holes in the vinyl around the home, and advised them to be sealed, including in this garage area. I attempted to attach the pic of the home (in this forum) as it was during the Inspection, not sure if it worked. No damage was noted to the interior, but I also dont have a photo to prove it.
My big question, if the damage is only visible when you pull up on the vinyl siding, exposing the interior portion of the wall. That surely isn’t “visually accessible” is it?
I know the sellers should have disclosed this on the Sellers Disclosure, but good luck getting them to A) Answer the phone or B) Admit to covering it up. So that’s why I believe hes coming to me.