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Bbchenry4, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

Competent inspector

Asked by Bbchenry4, Chicago, IL Tue Mar 11, 2014

suppose you use a competent inspector and you find out later that he misdiagnosed something. Is that inspector culpable for any the misdiagnosed inspection

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sounds like you might have a situation?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 22, 2014
I believe I posted on this previously...but here goes.

Your home inspector more than likely had you sign a waiver at the time of the inspection. If so, you can reach out to him or work with an attorney to get it resolved.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 13, 2014
Likely not - if this is a serious issue you may want to take it up with an attorney to see how iron clad the Inspector's contract is with you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2014
Most inspectors qualify and disclose their inspections that they bring things to your attention and you should have a contractor check into it further, some sometimes that limits or eliminates liability, so you need to be sure that they would still be legally responsible. Some inspection companies also have insurance for possible problems that occur.

I would call the inspector/company and tell them what happened and asked them if they are insured. Or you can speak to an attorney.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2014
In all the cases in which I am familiar, you MIGHT be able to recover the cost of the inspection.
Recovering the cost was accomplished, not because the buyer had a leg to stand on, but because the REALTOR compelled the inspector to make it go away.

If your inspector come from a internet search or the yellow pages, or referred by Uncle Philmore, you have your report along with the 'limits' that are on the first two pages of the report. The inspector is very well protected and your referring sources do not provide much leverage.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2014
Dear Home Buyer,

It is difficult at best to get a remedy. The action must fall under the range of complete neglect on the part of the inspector. You can always fill a complaint with the IDFPR and to be compensated financially you will have to hire an attorney and go from there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2014
Not likely typically there is paperwork that protects inspectors from this.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2014
No. You typically sign a waiver prior to the inspection.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2014

If you hired a true professional with errors and omissions insurance you might have a chance. If the inspector was not licensed and bonded then you are spinning your wheels. Either way, speak with an attorney and find out what options you have. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2014
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