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Old 6/22/18, 12:13 PM
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Heres one I couldn't answer. My wife's a real estate agent and a client of hers bought a house just over a year ago and is now selling. He had home inspected, not by me, and would now like to utilize the report as pre-inspected with repairs made. Is this ok? Things could have certainly changed in the house but is he or more importantly my wife doing anything wrong using a year old report?

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Old 6/22/18, 12:37 PM
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Heres one I couldn't answer. My wife's a real estate agent and a client of hers bought a house just over a year ago and is now selling. He had home inspected, not by me, and would now like to utilize the report as pre-inspected with repairs made. Is this ok? Things could have certainly changed in the house but is he or more importantly my wife doing anything wrong using a year old report?

Thanks in advance?
No.... new purchaser new report , Things always change . Two day , two months still need a new report .
The report belongs to one purchaser .
You can get your self in Trouble very quickly in this industry,
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Old 6/22/18, 12:47 PM
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I cant get in trouble its not my report. The homeowner who owns the report is asking if he can do this. He had the home inspected when he purchased it from another inspector. They had the listed items repaired and he wants to show that. Can a homeowner show a year old report with corrections?
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Old 6/22/18, 1:03 PM
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I cant get in trouble its not my report. The homeowner who owns the report is asking if he can do this. He had the home inspected when he purchased it from another inspector. They had the listed items repaired and he wants to show that. Can a homeowner show a year old report with corrections?
Home owner can do what they want to do. Using the old report adds to their disclosure to the potential buyers.

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Old 6/22/18, 1:42 PM
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Thank you that is what I was thinking but wanted to make sure the wife didn't get into any issues.
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Old 6/22/18, 1:48 PM
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Your wife, as a Realtor, has Ethics policies that are unique to agents and has nothing to do with inspectors. That is where the question needs to be asked. Have her contact her supervising Broker for proper the office / Board requirements.




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Old 6/22/18, 3:18 PM
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Agree with Steve S.: Your Mrs. needs to check with her broker to ensure compliance...

The seller can do what he wishes with his report.

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Old 6/22/18, 5:21 PM
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Old 6/22/18, 5:36 PM
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Thanks Kate great reminder... Roy
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Old 9/9/18, 7:26 PM
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Unfortunately this does happen.


In my PIA, the report is owned by me. A copywriter. The client agrees to contact me if the report is required.

Article 3: The inspection and report are for the use of (CLIENT only.) The CLIENT gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents, owners, repair-persons, and other interested parties. The INSPECTOR shall be the (sole owner) of the report and all rights to it. It is a "copywriter" of the inspector Robert Young or inspectors employed by Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.

If I see my report being used for a home, I will contact the ESOP of the recognised real estate regulator.



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Old 9/9/18, 9:49 PM
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Unfortunately this does happen.


In my PIA, the report is owned by me. A copywriter. The client agrees to contact me if the report is required.

Article 3: The inspection and report are for the use of (CLIENT only.) The CLIENT gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents, owners, repair-persons, and other interested parties. The INSPECTOR shall be the (sole owner) of the report and all rights to it. It is a "copywriter" of the inspector Robert Young or inspectors employed by Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.

If I see my report being used for a home, I will contact the ESOP of the recognised real estate regulator.

I see you didn't have an attorney write your agreement since you don't use the proper terms. A "copywriter" is someone who writes advertisements to sell products. A "COPYRIGHT" is what protects a document. They are different words and have vastly different meanings. As is, your contract means nothing.




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