ASHI just changed their SOP again and it is even dumber than before.
5.1.A.1. changed “The inspector shall inspect roof covering” (shingle condition) to “The inspector shall inspect roofing” (everything used to construct the roof). Wow… I bet the plaintiff’s attorneys are gonna love that change.
13.2.F.2. added *“Inspectors are not required to describe or report any system or component which is not included in these standards AND was not inspected.” *In court this will be interpreted to mean that Inspectors ARE required to describe and report any system or component which is not included in the standards IF it was inspected. That means that inspectors that notice something outside the standard (like missing swimming pool tiles) or inspectors who run the dishwasher as a courtesy, are now responsible for reporting these.
ASHI really has the least legally defensible Standards of Practice imagineable.
“I abide by ASHI’s Standards of Practice” = *“I’m too stupid to inspect… sue me.” :roll: *