My question involves real estate located in the State of: Florida
A little back story. I am in the process of buying my first home. I went to a local sub division talked to the sales person felt good about it and proceeded. This is KB homes and the process is you pick a lot and style of the house. You pick some options and then they build the house. I have picked all the options the permits have been pulled and I see they started staking out the lot for grading.
I am a Construction Superintendent for a large General contractor. I have every intention of stopping by the house daily to inspect and keep as builts as the house progresses. That way I can be sure the house is built to Florida Building Code and keeping as builts gives me something to refer to if I decide to remodel something 5 or 10 years from now. I told the Sales person that I would do this back when I first started talking about the house. They didnít give any protest.
My first question is am I getting myself into trouble going out there and looking. I'm not the contractor on the job so I am not specifically covered under their insurance. I am more than qualified to do it and do it safely but that doesnít actually give me the right to. I build hospitals and very large commercial buildings. We allow the owner to come out and tour the job but its typically with an escort. The dangers in a multistory large commercial construction building are a lot different than those found on a residential site. I would be willing to sign a waiver if need be. It is just very important to me that I am able to insure the house is being built correctly.
My second question is how much pressure do I have if I find something wrong. I can call the building Dept and talk to the inspector, They typically donít handle having things they missed pointed out to them very well but I am not overly concerned about hurting the inspectors feelings. I'm sure the super building the house wont appreciate much either but again feelings have little merit here. He would do the same if the shoe was on the other foot and someone was building him something.
I'm going to do it either way I just want to know what to be prepared for if someone takes exception.