Home Inspector Gets Sued – Episode #113

For most of you who have gone through a typical home inspection, the inspector will have you read and sign a report before they even begin the inspection. This is to help you understand what the inspection will deal with and what it will not deal with. There is also a standard limited liability clause which states that if the inspector made a mistake, the most the buyer could expect would be the cost of the report. This clause is common in most home inspection reports, mostly due to the fact that the inspector can’t look behind walls or under floors. Therefore, it is really tough to hold the home inspector liable for anything missed.

Interestingly, a recent court ruling found a home inspector liable for the cost of removing mould from a house. Watch the video to hear the story.