Originally Posted By: Michael Weber
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I discovered a breaker in the “off” position during an inspection and informed my client that I could not reset it without knowing why it was turned off. The refrigerator and several kitchen wall outlets could not be inspected as a result. The realtor had left the home, leaving the buyer and I alone, with no seller present. Should I have called the realtor and asked permission to turn the breaker on, or should I (or my client) NEVER personally reset a breaker?
PS: I didn't call the realtor because I didn't think a verbal "go-ahead" over the phone would relieve my liability.