I was hoping it was ok for me to post here, even though I’m not an inspector…
I Received an inspector from “HouseMaster” against my better judgement, but because I had 5 days to complete an inspection and the few local smaller inspector companies were all busy for 5+ days so to continue on with my purchase I decided to hope HouseMatser would do the job well since a co-worker said they did well on his home.
Well He’s in a different area and I got another franchisee. Long story short the inspector came to my house for 5 minutes said hello and said he had to go as he was doing the “rounds” and left me with another inspector, which I felt was inadequate to do the job due to age and weight, ( he was atleast 65+ not in the best shape ).
Anyhow, he completed the inspection in about 1 hour 45 minutes, and didn’t really find anything other than the things I pointed out to him, but I doubt he would have noticed anything without me saying “Hey what about this?”
Fast-Forward to today feeling like I wasted my money from the inspection day, I recieve my report and low and behold the INSPECTOR name on the report is the franchise owner, the actual guy who inspected my home was no where to be listed on the report.
I did my own Private-Eye research and found the business owner is a registered valid inspector in my state, and from diving in and finding him on facebook I found the older gentleman who actually inspected my house and with his name found him and it appears he does have a valid inspectors license from what I can see, however, it didn’t seem like it.
Is it standard practice to list the Inspector as the business owner who wasn’t there instead of the actual Inspector?
How do I approach him about this? I’m unsatisfied with the inspection and also upset how the report came out (bad english everywhere) and the actual inspectors name nowhere to be found.
Is it required by Florida Law that the actual inspector have to be listed on the report or is this normal?
I’m trying to find how I will approach him and express my dissatisfaction and get atleast a partial refund I can apply to a real inspector.