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Kris Svendsen
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Do any of you use a different inspection agreement for re-inspections?

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I never have. And never will. Too much hassle.

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Many of the agreements available to us from the various associations, vendors etc includes language that basically says the agreement also covers reinspections.

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I have studied many different inspection agreements and they all addressed the issue of reinspection within the original inspection agreement including the additional fee factor. If I choose to waste time, it will be something recreational in nature and not wasted on redundancy that makes my dollar per hour ratio drop in a home inspection. I am opened minded to hear the exception for doing so, but not holding my breath waiting.

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Pete Campbell wrote:I never have. And never will. Too much hassle.


Reinspects are very "informal" with me.

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Most re-inspections are unnecessary and only expose the HI to liability and blur the lines of who is responsible (the contractor). If you correctly called out something needing a licensed trade to repair, why would you inspect the repair? You don't have authority over the trade - that is up to the building official. If the seller did the repairs, you may not know if he in fact did it correctly and you are now inspecting "unlicensed and uninsured" work.

So you say the AC is not cooling, it gets repaired by somebody, you go back out and now it is cooling - ok. What are you now certifying? Are you certifying the repair or are you saying "it is delivering cold air"? Maybe someone just added a bunch of Freon but it is still leaking and will stop cooling 3 days after closing. Are you now responsible - many states may think you are.

In any state that licenses trades, you don't have the authority to inspect licensed repairs and no HI should be re-inspecting repairs - that is the job of the building department. Where a permit is not required, the buyer/homeowner should be counseled to obtain a warranty from the trade on the repair - end of story.

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