InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen has some simple advice for home inspectors with websites who want to avoid legal hassles with unhappy former clients down the road — advice that he’s given to harried inspectors 95% of the time! Read Legal Tip for Home Inspectors: Prevent a Stink, Include a Link.
Ever been involved in a lawsuit? If you have, it’s likely that you have also been deposed. When you are deposed, you must answer questions posed by the opposing lawyer. Every word spoken at this meeting is recorded to be used later in trial. Inspectors, since their profession requires a lot of liability, should know how to prepare for depositions. Some basic strategies include pausing before answering, being as brief as possible without being dishonest, and ignoring the opposing attorney’s attitude. For other tactics that can be used by a witness at a deposition, check out our new article on deposition preparation.