Originally Posted By: tshields
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Inspected a house today for a young first time buyer. He expressed concern over old termite damage that had been"repaired", specifically sill plates damaged due to termites. Someone had come in and scabbed new joists next to the old ones with the ends resting on new 2x8s screwed along the top of the block foundation wall. Some of the new joists werent even touching the new board while others didnt even reach all the way across! Needless to say the buyer backed out and wanted to stop the insp.
I agreed just to help him because we have all been first time buyers. I spoke to the realtor (who refered me, first referal from them) of what we had found. I explained to realtor that buyer was aware of problem before he even called me but wanted some reassurance. Naturally the realtor wasnt happy but polite, told me he needed a report from me! I told him I worked for the buyer, not him but would write a letter explaining our findings. This is to help the buyer get his ernest money back. What would you have done? Write the letter to help the buyer? Or refuse to do anything?