I need some opinions on what to do. The last couple inspections I have done have had situations where I was asked to return to check things out there were inaccessible when I did the inspection.
The first house, the boiler was OFF and the plumbing had not been turned on because of a “miscommunication between the realtor and the plumber”. Certainly not my fault but I went back out there 2 days later (100 miles round trip), without charging a trip charge.
The second house last week, the hot water heater room in the garage was blocked as well as the very high attic access in the garage. I got a call yesterday asking if I would go back out the 100 miles round trip to now look at hot water heater and get in the attic.
What do you folks do as far as making second trips when it’s not your fault? It doesn’t seem right to charge a trip charge to the Buyer. In both of these cases, the Seller had stuff blocked or off.
Thanks for any input.