here is another question...if you are instructed to issue a COC for a property for sale and you do the inspection report but have a 5 page fault list.
now the tricky part of the question...the seller tells you that the buyer will be knocking down 80 % of the building...which is 99% of your faults list...what do you do?
the lawyer requests you issue the COC regards because the building will be knocked down...the seller doesnt want to pay for the repairs.
my suggestion is cut and strip all the circuits out the DB and issue the COC for the DB and main switch only and exclude the rest of the building...the problem with this is that the purchaser moves in and ask what happened to all the plugs and lights that were working when he looked at the building...who would be liable for all the repairs you or the seller...
maybe some of our bright lawyers could answer this question.