Myth: I paid for the appraisal, so I should get a copy.
Fact: Regardless of who pays for an appraisal, the Client is the person or entity who specifically engages the appraiser, in writing, to conduct the appraisal assignment. Clients may be lenders, lawyers or other interested parties who may have reasons for confidentiality. A property owner or borrower may request a copy of the appraisal from a client, but it may not always be provided. Appraisers are held to strict regulations regarding confidentiality and may not release appraisal reports or appraisal results without express written consent from the client.