We have a job this week in Naples and the agent informed us who the home inspector on the job will be. He doesn’t have a Home Inspector license; he has a building inspection license.
We do not recommend him, but he does show up on “our” jobs often.
Local licensed inspectors are losing several jobs a week to this building inspector.
It seems a shame that Real Estate agents would recommend an unlicensed home inspector.
6. Is there a difference between a building inspection vs. a home inspection?
Yes, building inspectors deal with and ensure buildings and homes meet building codes and home inspectors make visual inspection of homes to provide a written professional opinion of the condition of the home.
Home Inspection is it own profession and anyone holding them self out to the public as a home inspector will require a license. This will include Building inspectors, contractors, architects and engineers. **All of these professions may inspect components of a home **within the scope of their license but they cannot call or represent themselves as a home inspector. They are similar but different profession.