Need help with permit/city got a Stop Work Order.
I'm not trying to fight you, you have a valid point, but, how are you going to prove it was like that when you purchased it?
The onus will be on you to prove that you are innocent here. It can be done, but if the inspector is pissed he'll make life miserable, and this guy sounds pissed since he won't let you put the shingles on and we have had this horrible rain going on lately.
When he shows up, bring him into the garage, have a ladder ready for him to look up into the newly framed area, have the ladder up properly, tied off, extended 3' higher then the area it is leaning on...lade lade da, you get the picture.
Don't bring him through the house to get access to the garage, show him what he is there for and that's it. Be polite, if he questions something make notes, offer to repair it and tell him you will reschedule for the following day or two days later, whatever it takes.