I am pleased to announce that Pennsylvania has joined the many other states that already have laws on the books outlawing scumbag NAHI’s unconscionable ethics.
The following proposed legislation, if enacted, would prohibit scumbag NAHI members from bribing REALTORs and/or working to correct defects they find on their own inspections. Yes… in case you didn’t know… it’s hard to believe, but scumbag NAHI permits its members to work to correct defects they find on their OWN inspections.
This 4 page letter from scumbag NAHI: http://www.nachi.org/the_lady_doth_p…h_methinks.htm
This from the proposed legislation prohibiting them:
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*1 the employer of a home inspector shall be deemed to be an unfair 2 or deceptive act or practice as defined by section **2(4)(i) 3 through (xxi) of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer 4 Protection Law: **5 (1) Performing or offering to perform for an additional 6 fee any repairs to a structure with respect to which the home 7 inspector, the employer of the home inspector or such other 8 business or person has prepared a home inspection report **9 within the preceding 12 months, except that this paragraph 10 shall not apply to remediation for radon or wood destroying 11 insects. 12 (2) Inspecting for a fee any property in which the home 13 inspector, the employer of the home inspector or such other 14 business or person has any financial interest or any interest 15 in the transfer of the property, including, without 16 limitation, engaging in a pay-to-play scheme whereunder the 17 home inspector receives a direct or indirect consideration 18 for receiving services leads towards providing home 19 inspection services, or receipt of a commission as an agent, 20 unless the financial interest or interest in the transfer of 21 the property is disclosed in writing to the buyer before the 22 home inspection is performed and the buyer signs an 23 acknowledgment of receipt of the disclosure. 24 (3) Offering or delivering any commission, referral fee 25 or kickback to the seller of the inspected property or to an 26 agent for either or both of the seller and the buyer for the 27 referral of any business to the home inspector, the employer 28 of the home inspector or such other business or person. 29 (4) Accepting an engagement to perform a home inspection 30 or to prepare a home inspection report in which the 20060S1364B2158 - 19 - 1 employment itself or the fee payable for the inspection is 2 contingent upon the conclusions in the report, preestablished 3 or prescribed findings or the closing of the transaction. 4 (5) Participation, by any real estate broker or agent, 5 directly or indirectly, in a pay-to-play scheme in which the 6 home inspector receives a direct or indirect consideration 7 for receiving service that leads towards providing home 8 inspection services. *
The legislation outlaws both inspectors and real estate brokers/agents from participating in any pay-to-play schemes (preferred vendor relationships) and even defines them by statute:
“Preferred provider relationship.” A referral service offered by a real estate company, mortgage company, law firm, individual agent, attorney or other similar entity or individual when a licensee is recommended over other licensees in exchange for any direct or indirect consideration therefore, including, without limitation, the payment of a fee, or where in consideration of a licensee advertising produced by or for a person in consideration for recommendations or referrals to undertake home inspections.
Please join me in supporting the enactment of Pennsylvania’s new “Bye bye scumbag NAHI” legislation.