We have written many articles about inspection services and DRC’s Good Inspection Guidelines. We believe we have been able to relay why a government inspection, such as a CFIA inspection or a USDA inspection, has more weight than a private survey. Nevertheless, we understand that sometimes a private survey may be necessary. Here are some instances where a private survey would help a buyer/receiver claim damages:
We would also like to remind you that government inspections are considered “prima facie” evidence. In other words, a government inspection is sufficient to prove damages or the lack thereof. A private survey can always be challenged when the survey report fails to address all of the twelve elements stated in DRC’s Good Inspection Guidelines.
For more information see DRC’s Inspection Guidelines. http://fvdrc.com/by-laws-and-operating-rules/inspection-guidelines/. You can also call our office and request this document be emailed to you.
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