Originally Posted By: pdacey
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I had an agent call me the other day to book an inspection for today. The property is a townhouse that has been vacant for some time (don’t know exactly how long). The agent told me the utilities were not turned on and would I contact the companies to have them activated for the inspection. I told him I didn’t think they would turn them on for me just to do an inspection and to have the buyer call because they would want his information anyway. So the buyer called, the utilities were turned on yesterday. The agent just called to tell me that apparently someone winterized the house (why in south Texas I don’t know) and left most of the faucets open. When the water was turned on the house flooded out. So the inspection was cancelled.
WHEW! Glad I didn't give the go ahead to have the water turned on.
Is it unusual for the agent to have asked me to handle the utilities? I haven't been inspecting too long but it seemed a little odd.