After our parents died we hired a home inspector to give us advise on renovations needed to their 1953 home. The inspection was performed in December 2017. We spent $20,000 on renovations (electrical box, carpet & floor cleaning, 5 rooms were painted, wall paper removal, new sheet rock, new carpet and complete 1/2 bathroom).
Forward to May 2018. The potential home buyers used the same inspection company. They sent us their report. We had no idea they used the same inspection company. The inspectors report said they have never inspected the house before! To our surprise approximately 70% of the report was copied word for word also using the same photos from our original report. The buyers report does not reflect the current condition of the home improvements we made. The photos do not reflect the current condition of the home. Based on the report the sale was terminated.
Do we have any legal right to file a complaint and sue this inspector? Was the home inspector wrong to send the buyer our December 2017 report? Seems unethical business practice to us!!