Can’t help that your licencing board doesn’t “work”.
If were here in TN, your licence would be pulled within the week and you would be out of business till things were “settled” one way or the other.
The same licencing board would also be pulling the RE Agents licence…
Without the Licencing Rules, this crap can go on all day long with no recourse.
Just the fact that a report was not provided would get you shut down around here…
If my Insurance Company does not get my Accord Form to my Licence Board, I have a certified letter at my door within hours…
You may feel that you can operate your business ethically and properly with out a licence but do you want to be put in the same barrel as these crap heads?
I used the same Standards that the State of Tennessee adopted for 6 years before licencing came into effect. I used the NACHI Inspection Agreement from day #1.
I had to answer a bogus complaint in court and the SOP I used, that was made Law by the time we finally got to court, snuffed that complaint in the first 15 min.!
It would not have been so easy as there was previous case law and the clients attorney was using the old “this is how we have done it in the past…” against me.
At least today I have something specific as to what is and what is not within the Scope.
Another thing, if my client has a beef, they can go online and state their case to the Licencing Board who will knock it down if it is outside the Licencing Rules. All this will be done in 30 days, not 2.5 years… You may be in the clear, but you still have to pay your lawyer for every postage stamp and phone call for 2.5 years! That in of itself makes me feel that Licencing may in fact work (for me).
Not all States (Florida & Texas) work the same as they do here, but that’s because the HI Industry “let it happen” in most cases. Instead of fighting for nothing at all, why not fight for what is proper and acceptable practice? Licencing will eventually happen, if not today, eventually.
If your state does not require a contractors licence, you’ll be the only one in the argument with a licence. Argument closed!
If the Licence fees bother you, go work in a real JOB and let your boss take care of that…