Disclosure covers more than property defects

Why home inspectors shouldn't ignore odors

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Inman Connect New York | January 29 - February 1, 2019

DEAR BARRY: An article on your website stated that real estate agents, sellers and home inspectors should disclose neighborhood conditions, besides the usual property defects. I think this is going too far. Disclosure requirements involve things such as plumbing, roofing and electrical problems, not conditions such as low-flying aircraft, nearby factories or sex offenders in the neighborhood.

I also object to the idea that home inspectors should disclose odors, because that is subjective and does not necessarily involve property defects.