Originally Posted By: jbushart
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A home inspector wishing to do business in the State of Pennsylvania is required to comply with The Trade Practice Act 114 of 2000, Title 68, signed into law on 10 December 2001. The governing body for this law is the Bureau of Consumer Protection * 14th Floor Strawberry Square * Harrisburg, PA 17120 * 1-800-441-2555 ,717-783-3658.
To comply, a home inspector must meet the following requirements:
Membership: Be a full member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) or another national home inspector organization as defined by the Act, or is supervised by a full member in good standing of a qualifying national home inspection association, such as NACHI, who agrees to be responsible for the home inspection report by signing the report.
Insurance: Maintain E&O insurance and general liability insurance with coverage of not less than $100,000 per occurrence and $500,000 in the aggregate and with deductibles of not more than $2,500.
Ethics and Standards: Comply with the Code of Ethics and continuing education requirements of whatever association they are a full member of.
Contracts and Reports: Prepare their contractual agreements and inspection reports in accordance with Act 114 of 2000. Must provide a written report following each inspection.
Repair Estimates: Not provide oral estimates of repair for any items noted in the inspection. Written estimates may be made a part of the report and must comply with the provisions of Act 114 of 2000.
Status Disclosure: The law requires that a written disclosure be provided to the consumer regarding the inspector?s eligibility to perform inspections in Pennsylvania.
The actual law specifies certain actions that are prohibited and details the specific requirements for disclosure, contracts and reports and should be studied by every home inspector who is or plans to be performing home inspections in the State of Pennsylvania.
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