Originally Posted By: pmagrone
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I had a guy call me to do an inspection for a home in a community called Solavita located in Polk County Florida built by Avatar Homes. The guy needed to close in one week and I was very happy to accomodate him. I had my insurance company send over my Cerificate of Insurance and I made a copy of my Occupational License. I spoke to the person in charge at Avatar and they told me that they would not permit an inspector on the property without Workers Comp coverage and a Hold Harmless form from my insurance company releasing them from any liability. I have done many inspections for new home purchases and simply signed the form provided by the builder and sent my Occupational License and my Cerificate of Insurance and never experienced a problem. I told the builder that I could posess a workers comp exemption certificate along with my other proof of coverage and he told me that I had to have workers comp insurance to do the job. Needless to say, I am convinced that this company is making it impossible for my client to get an inspection on this home. What can I do to help my client get an inspector that meets the criteria and is this an unreasonable request on the builders behalf? If so, who can I tell my client to file an issue with regarding his situation?