ATLAS Home Inspection recently inspected our condo which is only 7 years old and in great condition. When the final report was written the worst thing on it was that the HVAC should be inspected and serviced.
This makes sense and is something I would want mentioned if someone was doing a home inspection. Unfortunately, when he did the inspection with the buyer he didn’t keep to what he wrote in the report or he didn’t explain it to her correctly.
He walked around the condo and terrified the buyer and apparently made the place sound like a death trap. The woman’s realtor was shocked by the behavior and actually apologized to us about it. Things listed in the report as minor and not a hazard were apparently played up as big deals.
This included getting a certified electrician to inspect plastic socket covers, telling the buyer to install a cutoff switch on the hot water heater (this is not required by anyone and no new construction does this), and the dryer needed to be professionally dismantled to remove lint.
The buyer not knowing any better walked away from a perfectly safe place after being scared to death by nonsense. If you want someone to inspect your new purchase look to someone who is more knowledgeable about how homes are constructed and what is actually a safety hazard.