Originally Posted By: rray
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State Farm does the same thing here in California. I have one of their forms around here somewhere.
Many of us in California, including CREAI and, I believe, ASHI, discovered that the form they were trying to get home inspectors to complete can present a lot of legal problems. Many E&O insurance companies also don't like the forms and will not cover home inspectors who answer them.
The forms are not full-blown like a home inspection report, and therein lies the problem. I know that CREIA issued an emergency press release stating that answering the State Farm forms qualifies as a home inspection that falls below CREIA's standards of practice. Since CREIA's SOP are virtually identical to ASHI, I'm sure the form would fall below ASHI standards.
The main problem with the form they were using here is that they wanted the home inspector simply to state the "general condition" of "xxx" as "poor average good very good excellent" or some such scale. Obviously one person's definition of "good" can be quite different from another person's definition of "good."
If you have licensing in your state, also beware.
Home inspections. . . .
One home at a time.