I say, not so fast!
The Sellers Agent says she has to disclose the inspection report that I did for a potential buyer on a deal that fell through after the inspection. I told her that I am not aware of any rule that requires my buyer to give the seller his bargained for report.
In all honesty I’ve never provided a copy of an inspection to a third party without the inspection purchasers authorization to do so but TREC rules change frequently and I’m wondering if anyone is aware of anything that may have changed in this regard.
My client did not want me to provide a copy to the Seller (understandably so). Below is my response to the Agent:
I spoke with Mr. XXXXXXX regarding your request for a copy of the home inspection report that I completed on the XXXXX property for him recently. His instruction to me was that he would provide a copy of the report to a third party should he decide it is necessary.
I am sorry that I cannot provide the report to you as you have requested at this time. I hope that you understand that my responsibility lies with the purchaser of the service that I provide and that I cannot release the report without their consent.
John A. Onofrey
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