A home inspector is any individual who performs a routine home inspection either for purchase, sale, or maintenance purposes.
A home inspector examines a property’s mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing, basic structural system, and other essential parts of a residential building. The inspector identifies material defects (e.g. something that affects value, livability, or safety of the dwelling) and provides notation of them in a “home inspection report.”
A home inspector must conduct a home inspection in a reasonable manner consistent with industry standards. If the inspector fails to discover an important material defect that later affects the dwelling he may be liable for damages that result from his negligence. The inspector can also be liable for breach of contract to whichever party employed his services.
Home inspectors are prohibited from:
Suing a home inspector for negligence can be very difficult. An experienced real property lawyer can help you prepare any necessary paperwork and represent you in court.
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