Home inspectors mislabel several homes a month in our area, that hundreds over the last few years. Some say I criticize home inspectors unfairly but I get their reports sent to us from the “victims” (sellers).
Governor Charlie Crist signed the following bills today, May 26, 2010:
CS/CS/CS HB 713 Department of Business and Professional Regulation
I Last fall I recommended the Department of Business and Professional Regulation require mold assessors (inspectors) maintain $1 million E&O for both preliminary and post remediation activities.
The DBPR added that to the new mold bills and after hundreds of letters by us to House and Senate members it passed. Many “mold inspectors” do not qualify for the E&O insurance and will have a difficult time obtaining insurance. If you don’t qualify for the insurance, you don’t qualify for the mold assessors license.
- [FONT=Arial]Mold assessors must be required to have general liability with errors and omissions insurance for all phases of mold assessment activities to protect the public from uninsured and under insured mold assessors.[/FONT]
- [FONT=Arial]Mold assessors that only have part of the errors and omissions insurance coverage (just preliminary E&O) can easily mislead the consumer about their coverage.[/FONT]
- [FONT=Arial]Qualified mold assessors have been able to get mold general liability and errors and omissions for both preliminary and post remediation easily for years.
- Requiring all mold assessors to maintain general liability, E&O for both preliminary and post remediation (clearance) also provides a level playing field or fair competitive business climate for all mold assessors.[/FONT]
(1) A mold assessor shall maintain general liability and errors and omissions for both preliminary and post remediation mold assessment insurance coverage in an amount of at least $1million.
Home inspectors became upset because of GC’s being able to perform home inspection, what’s the difference of home inspectors trying to be mold inspectors. I don’t believe there is enough hours in the day for HI to do both.[/FONT]