And if an appraiser does test the carbon and/or smoke alarms and the house burns down or the occupants die from carbon monoxide poisoning.....guess who gets a lawsuit against them? Appraisers should not be required to test these devices.how do you test a carbon monoxide detector? they always work when i was there on a refi, except when there aren't the required amount. most of the time on sales, one of them is missing, nice $150 fee for a $30 multi detector required by city 'health department'. realtors used to give the buyer the new detectors at settlement. always find it funny when the agent tells me they didn't know where their placements should be.
Read this. (Assuming you can read.) Then keep on doing whatever you are doing. http://appraisersblogs.com/smoke-detectors-appraiser-liabilityPlease identify a single lawsuit against an appraiser over this issue. If not, then stop with the chicken little imitation.