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Many elevator maintenance contractors today want to take over the responsibility of hiring the elevator inspector for the annual inspections of the elevator equipment. While on the surface this may appear to be very customer friendly on the part of the elevator maintenance contractor, you should never give up the right to hire your own independent elevator inspector. If your jurisdiction (like most of Florida) allows or requires private elevator inspectors, hire your own.
When elevator contractors' issue contracts to an inspection company to inspect thousands of elevators annually, it is VTE Solution's opinion that this practice typically clouds the inspection process and may not be in the building owner's best interest. We believe that this is borderline of being a conflict of interest. The inspector should be inspecting the work by the elevator contractor as well as issues which are the responsibility of the building owner.