There was another thread where a HI wanted to test for radon or mold, then turn around and remediate for mold or mitigate for radon. Everyone jumps in and says not for 12 months. However, Radon testing and Mold Testing are outside the scope of a HI. Is it unethical to do the work?
Before you say no, what if a plumber comes in to a real estate transaction and inspects the WH. He says that the installation is incorrect. Is that unethical? By the way, many of us require an expert (electrician, plumber, etc) to re-inspect the system entirely.
Note: I have no intentions of remediating for mold or mitigating for radon. I’m just interested to hear the answer.
In Illinois, and I believe Nick has said same applies to InterNachi, an inspector can perform additional services, including repairs, when conflict of interest is disclosed and there is a written consent with the client.
“Performing a home inspection when the **home inspector is providing or may also provide other services in connection with the residential real property or transaction, or has an interest in the residential real property, ** without providing prior written notice of the potential or actual conflict and obtaining the prior consent of the client as provided by rule.”