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Old 12/26/18, 9:14 AM
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Default Re: Good News for California Inspectors

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Originally Posted by mhazelwood View Post
There has already been a case here in Cali in the last year or two where a buyer successfully sued an inspector over a report that was not performed for them (they were not the client and no signed agreement). They used a report performed for a different client. A precedent has been set unfortunately....
The language and intent of this new addendum is to protect the member-agents (Realtors). It has no real affect on the liability of the inspector.

This is essentially a “warning” to the parties that if they rely on an inspection they did not pay/contract for, they MAY not have legal recourse should an issue arise after the sale. There are a number of reasons why they (the client) would not have legal recourse and any buyer is well advised to have their own inspection(s) performed regardless of any existing reports.



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