Originally Posted By: jwortham
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So we should remove the drywall covering the finished basement walls just to “make sure” the foundation doesn’t have an issue?
Perhaps we should also remove the drywall upstairs, after all, the wiring could be faulty. And now that you mention it, we should rip out the shower enclosure. After all, the plumbing could be leaking. Don't forget to dig up the front lawn to check the footings.
Of course, after we've done all this, you won't want to buy the house. But, the seller shouldn't have a problem with the repairs, after all, he was the one who didn't tear his house apart to make it ready for us!
And you're right, since I didn't totally gut the house to check everything, you shouldn't have to pay full price. In fact, since I didn't completely disassemble the house, you shouldn't pay at all! Consider it free home demolition. Of someone ELSES home!
Seems a little silly now doesn't it?
If you don't want to hire a home inspector, don't. It's as simple as that. If you think we are trying to rip you off, go it alone. I guarantee you, I won't lose a minutes sleep if you don't hire me to inspect your home.
But I have the feeling I would end up losing ALOT of sleep if I did have you as a client.