Time Is Of The Essence

Recently a home inspector contacted me after receiving notice that his firm was being sued for failing to detect mold in a home that he had inspected several months before. Of course, he was not conducting a mold inspection. And the claimant was not the one for whom he had performed the inspection.

And folks still give me odd looks when I tell them that I never see a legitimate claim!

I asked him if the suit was the first notice that he had had of the claim. It was not. He had received a demand letter from the plaintiff’s attorney a few months before and turned it over to his insurance agent who forwarded to the inspector’s insurer.

A few weeks later he received a letter from the insurance company advising him of its “coverage position”, to wit, since the claim implicated a mold claim and since he did not have coverage for mold, it would not be providing any coverage.