At the time of inspection, we were very happy with Tate's inspection. However, my husband and I are first-time homebuyers and feel that we have been misled. Tate very casually told us that our house has poly b plumbing and that there was no rush to replace it, but that we could do it when we replace the hot water heater. He told us insurance companies would not like poly b, but he failed to disclose that a majority of insurance companies will not insure your home with poly b and that selling a house with poly b would be very difficult. We are now stuck replacing the poly b many years before we thought was necessary. This is an unexpected and expensive cost. We feel that this should have been a red flag that he pointed out to us, but was not. It would have been helpful to have explained to us what poly b plumbing is and the risks of it. If he would have alerted us, we could have negotiated a discount with the sellers.
- Company Response
Insurance companies have made it more difficult for those of us that have Poly B water lines just in the past few weeks. Annas' inspection was a few months ago. We talked at length in the unfinished basement about the Poly B, with their realtor present. I told them to replace the piping before or during their basement development, ideally at the same time as the old water heaters. She can ask her realtor if they could have negotiated anything.