First, pull out the inspection report you received; there should be some contract you signed for the inspection, a receipt or something to that extent, and it may state something about the extent of the inspector's liability.
Does the inspection suggest further inspection, or does it just state to have it mortored? That should be in writing. He should have suggested further inspection, even if most cases are just a crack that needs mortar, he has reason to suggest further inspection by someone who specializes in foundation inspections. If they did suggest this, and you did not take them on the suggestion, they relieve themselves of the liability.
I am not an attorney. Before you contact the inspector, contact MULTIPLE attorneys, preferably someone who specializes in real estate law, and if you have a case, choose an attorney with whom you are comfortable.
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Mark D Fleysher, MBA, Broker, REALTOR
The Jack Conley Realty Group
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