Hey all, hope the year is kicking off to a great start.
I’m a fellow licensed inspector and member of InterNACHI. I also flip homes as my side hustle building for retirement as we get a 401k match working for ourselves
I wanted to get your thoughts on an inspection response I got from my latest sale. This is a fellow InterNACHI member so I’ll leave names out. I’m struggling with this one in a big way…see the verbiage below regarding a sewer main line:
Some clients may choose to have a heightened
level of inspection completed on the main sewer line
of the building. That inspection uses a specialized
camera to ensure the integrity of the system from
the building to the street. That level of inspection is
beyond the scope of a typical building inspection,
but is highly recommended and can be ordered
through specialized plumbing providers. It is noted
that in buildings of this age the main sewer lines
often were constructed using clay or cast iron pipe
which can fail over time.
Now we all know conversations can sway things in a big way. But in this case the buyer asked that the sewer scope be performed by the seller and was not performed during the inspection. So speculation or predicting?
I would like everyone’s thoughts if you wouldn’t mind.