Originally Posted By: afernbaugh
This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
I got a call requesting an inspection yesterday regarding a home that had extensive fire damage. The call was from a regional bank that held the mortage on the home at the time of the fire. The representative of the bank gave me the owners name and asked that I call her for the information I needed to estimate my charges. So far, so good…
The elderly owner I spoke with said that she had been living in a hotel for months and desperately wanted to go back to her home but she couldn't. She went on to say that the bank would not pay the contractor until the home had received a certificate of occupancy and that it hadn't been issued because the home didn't meet "code" and the power company refused to install the meter.
Does this sound like something I want to pursue? The bank is offering to pay my fees; they want their mortage payments. The contractor is badgering the elderly homeowner, the owner wants her home back, and no one is happy!
I think I know what to do, but I want your input.
Five Star Inspection Services
Baton Rouge, La.