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Writing Inspection Reports in the Past Tense

April 16th, 2010

Should inspectors write their report observations in the past tense?

I say, “Yes.” It may help reduce your liability.

Isn’t the report a document stating the condition of the property at the time of the inspection? Yes. Then why use the present tense?

Read “Inspection Reports:  Past or Present Tense?” here.

This blog entry was posted by Ben Gromicko.

New article: Inspectors’ Reports: Past or Present Tense?

April 16th, 2010

When writing up your inspection reports, many inspectors are divided between using past or present tense, but Nick and Ben discuss why it’s legally better to stick to past tense.  Read  “Inspection Reports:  Past or Present Tense?”

This blog entry was posted by Nick Gromicko.

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