Dejavu – Mold Inspection In Park City Utah
I was recently asked to do an inspection for mold in a very nice house in Park City Utah. That part of the story is not abnormal. This is a bank owned home. I inspected the same property for a prospective buyer a few months ago. I found and identified the mold issues and mold affected areas at that time, with recommendations for what should be done to cleanup the mold. I furnished this report to my customer, a prospective buyer. I never heard anything else and wondered what happened. Well, here we are a few months later and I’m inspecting the same property for another prospective buyer.
I’m sure the first buyer furnished the mold report findings and mold removal recommendations to the bank as part of their negotiations, but obviously the sale did not go through. Here we are a few months later, and the same mold is still in the house. We’re not talking huge amounts of mold or obvious mold. It is little enough and hidden enough that a normal home inspector would probably not find it. But, the bank was made aware of the mold problems months ago and they have done nothing about it, have have not informed new prospective buyers about the mold problems. The bank seems content that there is not a problem in their opinion, or they are willing to try to well the property any way and let any prospective buyer find this or any other problems for themselves. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are trying to sell the property “as is”. It is a beautiful house and at the right price would be a good buy for somebody, but the bank is aware of the mold issues and is hiding or not disclosing them to prospective buyers.