What Happens at a DTPA Inspection?
A DTPA inspection is provided by the statute to allow the defendant, the person you are complaining about, a chance to inspect the thing you are complaining about. So, if you are complaining about a house, you would have to open your house for inspection particularly in the areas you claim are a problem. In most cases, the defendant, their attorney and their expert would attend and take pictures, conduct measurements and generally assess the problem area. If it is possible for samples to be removed and you the person who sent the DTPA letter will allow it, then samples can be taken. Since a DTPA inspection can apply to a car, a TV, a home, a boat, a vacation rental, a cruise, or any number of other possibilities, it is not possible to anticipate what will happen at each and every inspection. However, in a nutshell, the defendants will look over, photograph and measure whatever you are complaining of if that can be done with that particular thing.