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Sorry if this is off topic or "not the right forum" for a question from a soon to be home owner. I am curious if it is typical for a home inspector to give the customer a print out of a sketch of the property with the problems pointed out on the sketch that would go along with the inspector's usual report.

I hope this isn't too off topic. I appreciate any feedback that you'll can offer.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Hi Jeff,

No, a sketch is not 'typical'. Some inspectors, to my knowledge a very small number, provide sketches with their reports, but most of us do not. Every once in a while, if I have a very complicated issue to describe that has multiple locations I will provide a sketch, but it is pretty rare.

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Mike

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Jeff,

I use a sketch and note were utilities are located, hose bibs, etc., and also noted exterior defects in a general area. I tell my clients that this sketch is not all inclusive or to scale and is just to help me with my report writing. I do include it with my hard copy reports.

I go to the Appraisal district website for county and print off their drawing if available. Some counties do not include the drawing but the area I work most does include it. The measurements that the county uses for taxes are on this drawing and I use those measurements were needed.

Buster

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Originally posted by Darren

The only time I ever include a sketch is with the WDI (termite) report IF there is evidence of infestation.

The sketch would include what type of wood destroying insect is present PB (powderpost beetle), CA (carperter ant) X (termite) etc.

Darren

Darren,

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I certainly hope not.

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