Hey guys, I recently did a building and pest inspection via a guy who was also a property investor himself. We were having a chat about the state of the building and how poor it was and it got me thinking about some potential conflicts of interest which could arise from such an arrangement. For example if a building and pest inspector inspected a property for a client, but he himself liked the state of the property and the purchase price, would he/she be able to deliberately write a bad report for the client exaggerating certain defects in order to try to convince the buyer that the property was bad enough to either cancel the contract outright or to cast enough doubt in the client's mind for him to renegotiate for a price which the vendor would not be able to accept. Then the building and pest inspector could make secret arrangement with the selling agent that the inspector himself will pay 1-2k more for the property to secure it for himself. Has anyone heard of this happening before? Would it be prudent to not discuss the price of the sale with the building and pest inspector to protect yourself from this?