One friend just bought a house a little over a year ago and did get a home inspection. He said a “team of guys” (he thinks it was about 5 or 6) came in and did the inspection. He’s going to try to get the company name for me.
Is this at all common? Could one have been the Licensed Inspector and the others not licensed working under the Inspector (Is that allowed)? I asked him if maybe they were training and he said no, they all did separate areas of the house on their own.
Its my a s s that pays the final price if such happens.
I put my license on the line when I have subs do framing or whatever. So! As an inspector if I have field reps doing my foot work …So ! much the better.
It is the final product that will be adjudicated. Not who did the fieldwork.
In the construction industry you have to take calculated risks. You won’t make it.
In the scope of a General Contractor, that is allowed though according to his license. Of course the GC isn’t going to build the whole house themselves.
I think it’s pretty much assumed the “home inspector” is is going to be inspecting your house.
Like I said, it sounds like a good idea on paper, not sure I like the idea of putting my HI License on the line depending on a handful of unlicensed employees. 1 disgruntled employee could purposely “miss” things in their area (or however they do it) and cause your report to be not accurate.
On that note.
If the team’s Licensed HI has to verify everything the team does, sort of defeats the purpose of the team idea then, does it not?
My original question was wondering how 5 or 6 State Licensed Inspectors were able to do that and make money basically.
I’m still curious about how that can be done with unlicensed guys and remain within the limits of the law as I read it.
Like specifically, how are they getting around this (which I posted before )
Aiding, assisting, procuring, employing or advising an unlicensed person or entity to practice profession contrary to Chapter 468, Part XV, or 455, F.S., or rules of the department.
Comparing GCs to HIs is like comparing apples to oranges as far as I know.
Here in FL (and maybe elsewhere), I was told, GC is an open book(s) test and if you can grok it and pass and know where to find the answers, they may have never lifted a hammer or tuned a screw or built a home in their life.
Do Home Inspectors need to be licensed in your state? I know some states don’t require it.