What I want to know is:
Where is the home builder licensing law?
Where is the requirement to build and maintain homes by way of the International Building Codes (IRC) with every county and city in Missouri?
Where is the licensing of all repair trades people and contractors that do home repairs on homes that are for sale?
Where are the laws that prohibit licensing of all real estate agents and mortgage lenders who commit fraud, and are arrested for any crime?
Where is the licensing of appraisers, engineers, insurance agents, all who inspect and report defects of homes to banks/buyers?
Where is the protection of home buyers from these people?
Lamakers are not understanding that home inspection laws, in any form, especially in Kansas, limit home inspections. They will not serve or protect any home buyer from any used home commissioned sales people, or home seller or bank, that sells a POS home to that unsuspecting home buyer.
Why have laws that you cannot enforce, monitor, or that protect home buyers of Missouri?
NACHI, NAHI, slappi, happi, who gives a butt. Our job as professional home inspectors is to properly inform the home buyer of any home defects. When these new laws take effect, as they have in Kansas, basic, say-nothing $199 or less home inspections will be the norm.
I challenge any lawmaker to buy a home, and I will do a home inspection under Kansas SOP’s in Missouri, and see if they will be happy with their home purchase after I check only one window, one outlet, one switch per room, no appliances, no storm windows, only one door, etc. These people trying to implement these laws have no idea how the home buyers will be shafted.
“Geesh. Now Mr./Mrs. home buyer, home inspections in Kansas and Missouri are all a waste of time and money. New laws are so basic that all home inspectors now check almost nothing; not even any appliance. I suggest that you do not hire a home inspector, save that $300 and put it towards your down payment”.
What a scam. And it’s legal, and it’s what the agents/associations want.