BobKGA Posted April 24, 2007 Report Share Posted April 24, 2007 I'm relocating to the Atlanta area in July, and plan on offering new construction inspections as part of a consulting business. I will not be providing inspection services on existing homes. A few questions for those of you doing new construction inspections: - How are you getting the builders to allow you to set foot on site and do your inspections? Are you having your clients add a clause in their purchase contracts? I ask because I'm assuming most builders aren't thrilled with the idea of having additional "eyes" on their sites. - Are the builders requiring you to provide proof of insurance prior to be allowed on site? I've been speaking with several insurance companies, and they don't seem to want to write a GL policy without doing an E&O policy first, and most won't write an E&O policy for just new construction (they want to charge the regular E&O rates, which are excessive IMO, given the lower risk of new construction inspection). - How are you ensuring that the builder doesn't start closing up walls prior to your inspection? Are you requesting a call from the site super prior to insulation, or are you doing drivebys every week to check on the status of the house? Thanks in advance for any answers! Bob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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