Originally Posted By: Richard Stanley
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Nick, Thanks - dropping the word written or converting the item to an encouragement rather than a requirement would be better than present. The examples you mentioned - inspecting pool heaters - I do that when requested, and termite - can’t do that - separate license required here.
It is my understanding that the PURPOSE of home inspectors is to protect the consumer!!! If they do not do that, contract doesn’t matter.Also, there is a mandatory statement on the front page of our promulgated reports that covers a lot of territory that a contract would cover.
" The inspection of the property listed above must be performed in compliance with the rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). The inspection is of conditions which are present and visible at the time of inspection, and all of the equipment is operated in normal modes. The inspector must indicate which items are in need of repair or are not functioning and will report on all applicable items required by TREC rules.
The report is intended to provide you with information concerning the property at the time of inspection. Please read the report carefully. If any item is unclear, you should request the inspector to provide clarification.
It is recommended that you obtain as much history as is available concerning this property. This historical information may include copies of any seller's disclosures, previous inspection or engineering reports, reports performed for or by relocation companies, municipal inspection departments, lenders, insurers, and appraisers. You should attempt to determine whether repairs, renovation, remodeling, additions or other such activities have taken place at this property.
Property conditions change with time and use. Since this report is provided for the specific benefit of the the client(s), secondary readers of this information should hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet their specific needs and to obtain current information concerning this property."
Joe, Mold is not a problem. If it is visible, I report its presence and tell them to clean it up.