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Old 05-27-05, 02:57 PM
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At the time of inspection of an older home, if the code compliance status of one or more circuits is unable to be determined (because the inspector cannot follow the wiring) what is the normal disposition?
 
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Old 05-27-05, 03:22 PM
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Sounds like lawyer speak to me.

I say sell the house. If it is an older house and nothing has been added it should be sold as is.
The purpose of home inspectors is to find problems, not invent them!!!!!
 
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Old 05-27-05, 04:25 PM
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If non compliance can not be determined then it must in compliance by default. If the complinace inspector can not determine compliance then the compliance inpector must defer to the lowest possible code that could have been used when the house was built. If no such code was in existance or a copy of said code can not be found for reference to non compliance then the compliance inspector should bend over as far as possible and turn his head upside down and look where the sun don't shine for the info required.
 
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Old 05-27-05, 06:28 PM
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It is normal for a home inspector to recommend further evaluation by a professional of situations that he cannot verify as safe. It's just the way he covers himself.

Are you the buyer or seller? If you're the seller, I'd do nothing about this until I see exactly what the buyer requests (if anything). If you're the buyer, then it's up to you to decide whether you want to pay a professional to do further evaluation. You can either do this before the sale (if the seller agrees to allow it), or after the sale. I would discuss with the inspector how likely he believes that there may be a problem.

Remember that everything is negotiable here, and neither side can compel the other side to do anything at all. A lot depends on how willing you are to walk away from the sale because of this issue.
 
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