Maryland

Originally Posted By: gjohnson
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Licensing in Maryland was supposed to start happening on July of this year. However there is a press release on the MD Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing website. The press release states the following:


The law for the licensing and regulation of Home Inspectors has been deferred until an appropriation to fund the program is allocated. Therefore, there will be no activity relative to the licensing, training or regulation of home inspectors. At this time, there is no date available as to when the licensing program will begin. Updates to the program will be posted on this site as they occur.


http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/reappr.html


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Gary (Snicker's) Johnson - Free NACHOS
The NACHI Foundation
Executive Director

301-591-9895

Originally Posted By: eharden
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I sure do wish the state would get it’s thumb out on this issue. I welcome any reg’s that they come up with as long as they are fair. I think the the regulations will help to weed out some of the more disreputable members of our profession.


Originally Posted By: gjohnson
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Actually I didn’t think that the regulations where all that bad for MD. You had to have training, and insurance. That was really the basics of it.



Gary (Snicker’s) Johnson - Free NACHOS


The NACHI Foundation


Executive Director


301-591-9895

Originally Posted By: eharden
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Hello All,


I just wanted to post this for anyone in the Baltimore viewing area who may be interested. WBAL channel 11 is going to run a piece on the 11:00 news on Monday which I am afraid is going to cast we home inspectors in a bad light. I can not say for sure because I have only seen the “teaser” on the TV previews. But my gut tells me that it will not be good. I do however think that we might be able to possibly turn it into some good PR for N.A.C.H.I. I plan to tape the segment and respond accordingly. I will need the feedback of anyone interested though because while I can be long winded, I fear that my public school education may not be wordy enough to accurately convey our point. Anyone who wants to chime in please do.



Eric Harden


First Choice Inspection Services


"That which does not kill me, makes me stronger."

Originally Posted By: gjohnson
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Eric,



I will be out of town, can you get me a copy of the tape....


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Gary (Snicker's) Johnson - Free NACHOS
The NACHI Foundation
Executive Director

301-591-9895

Originally Posted By: eharden
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Well I must admit. The piece was not as bad as I thought it would be. It seems that a couple of people got screwed by some really BAD inspectors.


For the most part the segment was pretty fair. (That was the biggest surprise) The reporter interviewed the president of the Baltimore area A.S.H.I. chapter, but his main message was “buyer beware” I thought he was going to turn the interview into an A.S.H.I. sermon, but he did not. Well maybe he did, but that part wound up on the cutting room floor. The main thing I got from it, was that the legislature needs to get on the ball. Gary, do you still want a copy of the tape? If so I will try to put it into “.avi” format, and E-mail it to you.



Eric Harden


First Choice Inspection Services


"That which does not kill me, makes me stronger."

Originally Posted By: gjohnson
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Yeah if you could I would like to take a look at it…



Gary (Snicker’s) Johnson - Free NACHOS


The NACHI Foundation


Executive Director


301-591-9895

Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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Still no action this year on the Maryland Licensing.


General Assembly Q&A
Sun reporters answer your questions on the 2004 legislative session
Originally published April 15, 2004, 1:55 PM EDT

Dan Welsh, Forest Hill: Was funding approved for the bill that was passed several years ago to license home inspectors?

Dresser: No. The bill creating a licensing program was passed two years ago -- just as the state was running into serious budget problems. For the past two years, Ehrlich has not provided funding for the program in his budgets, and the General Assembly can't add money to fund the program, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-assemblyqa0415,0,1133642.story?coll=bal-home-headlines


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Erby Crofutt
B4U Close Home Inspections
Georgetown, Kentucky

www.b4uclose.com

Originally Posted By: dfrend
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Without slots, don’t look for any extra funds soon.



Daniel R Frend


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The Home Inspector Store


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Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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I attended the DLLR Home Inspector commission Meeting today and have the
following to report:

-a new "consumer" member has been appointed his name is Mike Hart; not
sure if he was appointed per the Appraiser or Home Inspector side.
-JD brought up that they never finished finalizing the Standards of
Practice and the code of ethics they had been working on writing (per
the law they are supposed to write and adopt them); the commissioners
have requested that they get copies of what they had finished and it
will most likely be discussed at the next meeting.
-I have requested a copy from the secretary, she reluctantly agreed to
get me a copy when she gets her hands on them.
-I know some of you have old copies I just want to make sure they are
the same. If you want a new copy return e-mail me.
-Please plan on attending the August meeting, they always meet the
second Tuesday of every other month at 10am at the DLLR building.
-Pass the word to all home inspectors you know, and remember if you want
to talk you have to contact them ahead of time and get on the agenda.
-I think we need to show them that we are watching at the August meeting
I would love to see a full house, I'm always the only one there!


Thanks,
Linda Showalter
linda@buildingspecs.com