I just read Kevin Corsa's post on "messy" inspection. I need some advice. I have been inspecting since 1997 and have completed over 3K homes to date. So I have seen quite a few different things in my time. Living in WV there are some fairly depressed places so we pretty much take it in stride. I was contacted by a lender to do an inspection on an abandoned property 1and 1/2 hours from my local area. The owner died in the home from a lung ailment, mice are on the floor DEAD, water is generally standing on the basement florr. The roof is leaking, mold is covering the walls. The electric is on but there do not seem to be any light bulbs, the gas and water are off. ALL this information came from the lender requesting the inspection. I have done quite a few for this bank but never have I been asked to declare a dwelling un-inhabitable and that is what they are asking me to do. If she is half right regarding the conditions I don't want to do it. I jacked the price double what it would normally cost to try and get out of it but they jumped on the amount. The underwriter said that if the report came back as anticipated that they would just condemn the property. Any thoughts other than "cut and run" ???