- Oct 23, 2006
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
About a year ago I appraised a house for a lender that is no longer in business. I just got a call from the homeowner asking for a copy of the appraisal since they never got a copy of it. The homeowner feels entitled to a copy of it since they paid for it (as would I if I were in their shoes) but since the lender was my client I can't give them a copy without the client's consent. Since the client is no longer in business I can't get their permission to provide a copy to the homeowner. I hate to tell the homeowner that I can't give them a copy because it looks bad on me, in their opinion. How do you all handle a situation like this?