Home inspection question?
I owned my own home inspection business in the MidWest where there aren't any crawl spaces. I lost my business 2 years ago and moved to the Eastern Shore and joined Terminix. I weigh 340 pounds and most houses here have crawl spaces. In the state I work in, during my interview they cannot ask if there is any physical limitations for me to do my job. Despite the obvious, they hired me. I have signed literally hundreds of homes as being clean and ready to sell, but never crawled underneath one. My boss has got to know this, but has never questioned it... Who is at fault here? Can I get in trouble? Sorry. One more question to my fellow inspectors. What is Pecky Rot and what does it look like on wood? Thanks.
Asked By: peckyrotfatguy - 10/7/2006
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your boss and terminix is responsible if something happens but I wouldn't plan on keeping your job if something does happen.
Answered By: scfd524 - 10/7/2006
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All I can say is look out. Ultimately your boss is Liable for negligence in inspections. What is occuring is negligence not an error or omission. Insurancedoesn't cover negligence.
Answered By: BOISE_DD - 10/7/2006
Umm....why are you signing off on houses when you haven't completely checked them? That's fraud and your company can be sued, and you can be included in that lawsuit. You'd better CYA.
Answered By: Jessie P - 10/7/2006
If you sign off a report saying you have completed an inspection when that is not, in fact, the case, only one party involved is at fault here....and it isn't your boss! Ultimately, you could be held personally liable for signing a document you knew to be false.
Answered By: Thin Kaboudit - 10/7/2006
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