Lady called and needed a HI in central Phoenix (1950’s, slab, masonry block, Transite vent pipe, galvanized water, 100 amp service or less, etc). I book it for this Sat. I always ask if they have seen or been in the home and do you have any special concerns (if they ask a lot of weird questions I am booked;) ) about the home. She told me that the room/addition at the back of the house piqued her interest. I told here it more than likely did not get built with a permit as many homes in that neighborhood have had the patio converted into living space (Arizona Room) and she could call the city and check. I spoke with her Realtor later that same day and asked about the slab in the questionable room, specifically if there was a step down into the room. Realtor said yes there was a step into the room, I told her it was a sign of unpermitted construction.
Lady just called and canceled the HI as per the city’s records this was an unpermitted addition. Lady could not thank me enough, and said when she finds another house she would call Dale Duffy, just kidding she’ll call me.
I am all for good deeds but I could use the fee.