Back in January I did an appraisal for a private party, basically for a buyout on a rental property. When I was hired I was hired by the tenants, but the landlord was an additional intended user named in the report, and the client signed a release to him. I just received a call from the landlord, who would like a new appraisal, the area has dropped quite a bit, BUT he does not want a new inspection. Things have gotten kind of ugly between him and the tenants, they got a new, lowball appraisal, and he does not want them to know anything. He is not really interested in a drive by either, the tenant is there 24/7 and very observant.... I don't know the full story, he may just want to save a buck too, but I wanted to explore my options. I did a full inspection in January, and remember Brian saying he has never seen a USPAP compliant desktop report. I have never completed a desktop report, it isn't worth my license, but in a case like, where I have seen the home recently, I was wondering if there is a way to do it. I have told the owner I would look into the options, and that I have never completed an appraisal without a new inspection, and will not do it if there is even a chance of it coming back to bite me. Is there a way to go about it and CYA? Any specific report that would need to be used?