Brandon Whitmore Posted April 27, 2010 Report Share Posted April 27, 2010 I just received a call from a gentleman named "Ray" in regards to an inspection I did last month. The granddaughter is trying to purchase the house of her late grandparents, and I did the inspection for her. Ray (son of deceased) was the one who got the house ready for my inspection, answered any questions, etc. I think he was the caretaker of the house during the last several years. He called me for my opinion, because 2 lawyers are butting heads over my report, and the disclaimer that it is to be used only for my client. He said he wanted me to break the tie in an argument as to whether it is OK for the realtor to hand out my report. It turns out that there is bad blood in the family. Ray's sister sounds like a complete *#*@#, and has decided that her parents house is perfect, and that my client is getting way too good of a deal on it. Ray and my client discussed it, and decided that they wanted to give the sister a washed copy of my report (company name, contact info, etc. removed supposedly). The sister took the report to an agent who started calling Ray demanding he disclose who the inspector is, etc. Ray declined and told her she needs to deal directly with my client, who luckily chose not to include my info. on the report. There was an estate sale some time back, and Ray's sister brought in the agent who started handing out business cards, telling everyone that the house was for sale. She ended up getting a contract written up for the sale of the house. Here's where Ray wants my opinion. The agent has given the client's my report to use for the transaction, so Ray went to his lawyer about it. Supposedly his lawer stopped after reading my cover page and said "see this"-- they can't use it. Then another lawyer got involved, I'm assuming from the other side who said "bull". Now, do you guy's think I really have any legal authority to stop anyone from using my report, disclaimer or not? I've got the agent's name and number-- Ray was kind enough to give it to me-- what would y'all do in this situation. I'm getting sick of agent's handing out my reports. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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