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No.   02AP-461 11
{¶66} It must be kept in mind that this was a consumer transaction involving the construction of a new home.  Appellant’s overly narrow interpretation of the language above, specifically, the word “you,” is inconsistent with the intent the CSPA and is patently unfair under these circumstances.  Appellant represented to appellee that he (“you”) had the opportunity to go through the house to assure that work was completed in accordance with the contract.  Clearly, appellee could bring, at his expense, his agent/representative (i.e., his own home inspector) to such inspection.  Obviously, the consumer himself or herself lacks the expertise to recognize certain defects in workmanship, especially latent problems.  It was unfair and/or unconscionable of appellant to refuse to allow appellee’s inspector to attend such inspection, especially in light of the alleged problems appellee brought to appellant’s attention prior to the inspection