being screwed over
Yeah

Nashville, TN

#2 Jan 21, 2013
It's amazing to me that home inspectors have no liability attached to their assessments. The story that you have outlined here is not uncommon. One may be better off getting a remodeler to give you a bid on repairs for a home you are considering. Home inspectors are generally worthless in my experience.

I did an inspection once and dug out the termite damaged sill with a scewdriver. The owners had tried to paint over it to hide it. When I left it was in the basement floor.

“Sixteen Tons”

Level 6

Since: Dec 12

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#3 Jan 21, 2013
I know the feeling.
Pulaski Home inspectors

Somerset, KY

#4 Jan 21, 2013
its rediculous us buying this house upon inspection passing and everything was good, and he said it's good to go you shouldnt have any problems. Hmmmmm month later and 22thousand dollars later it's still got problems These guys are Jerks and shouldnt be allowed to interact . he worked for 30 mins and i payed hime 400 dollars
Old

Racine, OH

#5 Jan 21, 2013
Did you hire a licenced inspector or like so many around here do is hire an appraiser, who has no training in structure or mechanics, a totally worthless occupation IMO. If it was an inspector, what did they inspect? Most likely they only inspected the plumbing and electric whereas you obviously had major structural issues. Did you do the work yourself?
Old

Racine, OH

#6 Jan 21, 2013
30 minutes isn't narly enough to do a thorough home inspection. It should ahve taken a minimum of 3 hrs and that's for a small house.
Clear Thinker 2oo

London, KY

#7 Jan 21, 2013
Old wrote:
30 minutes isn't narly enough to do a thorough home inspection. It should ahve taken a minimum of 3 hrs and that's for a small house.
And the inspector should have been filthy dirty when he left. Every space should have been eyeballed, including under the house and in the attic.
Yeah

Nashville, TN

#8 Jan 21, 2013
Pulaski Home inspectors wrote:
its rediculous us buying this house upon inspection passing and everything was good, and he said it's good to go you shouldnt have any problems. Hmmmmm month later and 22thousand dollars later it's still got problems These guys are Jerks and shouldnt be allowed to interact . he worked for 30 mins and i payed hime 400 dollars
As I stated before, there is no liability attached to their assessments. When these situations have been taken to court locally the outcome hasn't been good for folks on your side of it.
In one situation the homeowner was able to pay for long litigation and also paid for out of town inspectors to come in and work up a very detailed professional assessement, which was ignored by the local court and the home buyer was ruled against even with an overwhelming pile of evidence in their favor.

Small town, good ole boy system. It's similar to how they censor topix. They advertise it one way and operate it differently, then work to silence anyone that recognizes what they are doing. You are basically screwed and I'm sorry. Thanks for taking the time to make this known.
pore ole rodney king

Jamestown, KY

#9 Jan 21, 2013
The home inspector is limited (crippled) in what can be revealed in a report. That has been legislate upon and the inspector is not in the best interest of a mortgage lending organization to use because the law doesn't allow for divulging serious flaws.

There's the liability factor about saying anything that can be construed as a derogatory report. I studied the issue several years ago, considering myself whether to become certified. I discovered I'd soon be in serious trouble because of the implications. I've done a few inspections off record for friends with former business connections, but I don't violate the law nor the spirit of the law for it is done in the hope of helping my friend determine what he might reasonably expect to have to do in maintenance and/or immediate repairs, much as you might ask a farmer who lived next door to a piece of land some of the history of the uses of that piece of land.

Level 2

Since: Jan 13

United States

#10 Jan 21, 2013
Old wrote:
Did you hire a licenced inspector or like so many around here do is hire an appraiser, who has no training in structure or mechanics, a totally worthless occupation IMO. If it was an inspector, what did they inspect? Most likely they only inspected the plumbing and electric whereas you obviously had major structural issues. Did you do the work yourself?
no sir and sorry i posted from my home pc and it wouldnt let me sighn in this is my thread. I hired 2 contractors very reputable and a plus rated a bbb and fired both im sick of get rich quick business i was way over charged and its a damn shame

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