The Alabama House of Representatives has a proposed bill to establish a Home Inspector Licenses and Practice Committe. The State of Alabama already has license requirement and already adopted legislation to govern Home Inspectors and EIFS Inspectors. But apparently because the Alabama Association of Realtors and the Home Builders Association of Alabama currently have no control over Home Inspectors they have pushed for new legislation. This committee will consist of 9 members. Two Real Estate Brokers, Two Contractors, Two Home Inspectors to be appointed by the home builders association, two members of the public to be appointed by the Governor and One municipal code official. Review the bill below. Alabama Home Inspectors, we need to stop this bill or have it amended so we can regulate our industry not someone that has financial interest in the purchase of the property.
You can never, and in many states that have licensing, do a proper home inspection without state wide building codes. IRC must be implemented in every county of your state, and state inspections (AHJ) of every new built home by home builders.
As a home inspector, without IRC codes, how can you state that a defect is a defect?
I have a driver’s license. I went and took a test to get one. That makes be a good driver, right?
Have your lawmakers call up Texas (TREC) and ask them how many lawsuits the state has to pay for to litigate.