I cannot believe that this is happening. Selling this house has been such a headache!!! I hired a home inspector as normal and the guy was a total con. I didn't know to check for certifications and I had two repairs done that were needed and worked with a company that he had recommended. First he offered to do the repair himself... that was a red flag from the start. Do your research first. Don't just pick any old inspector.
What a nightmare, incredibly terrible to have to deal with that. Wishing you good fortune with your new home.
yep - conflict of interest with that inspector. shame on him. contractor was probably going to give him a cut on the side after you paid.
Get a second opinion ASAP! Do NOT make any further repairs until a REAL professional takes a look. Contact the BBB, report them and explain to your realtor what is going on. They should know so their other buyers do not get stuck with this shmuck.
Horrible experience. Yes, you are right, self knowledge is required.