Hey is this not grand.
They two guys that pushed the hardest for Mo HI Licensing are pleading for HELP
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From: Great Plains ASHI Chapter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Subject: ACTION NEEDED: MO Home Inspector Legislation - HB 1291
Great Plains ASHI Chapter [email@example.com]
ASHI Members –
The following is a letter I received from Harry Morrell regarding the Missouri House Bill – HB 1291. As you will read the lawyers want to make the limit of liability 1 year from date of discovery.
This would make us be liable for anything in the house for virtually ever. A crack in a heat exchanger could develop 10 years after our inspection and the owner would have one year later to file a claim against the home inspector.
Please read and send a letter to your congressman or to Ellen Brandom. This needs to happen soon, and don’t get wordy get to the point.
This is needed to protect you and every home inspector doing inspections in the State of Kansas.
Please respond to the appropriate Representative soon.
President, Great Plains ASHI
HB 1291 had its hearing last week. The two issues opponents had with the Bill were the high standards to become a home inspector; and the lawyers group who want one year from the date the defect was discovered to file a claim against the inspector.
We need our members to voice their concern to the House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee. Rep. Ellen Brandom R, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org; go to the House web-site, and review the committee members. If you live in a committee member’s district, contact him/her directly by email., if not contact Rep Brandom direct.
Please relate to the member(s) that MO and the inspection industry needs high standards for home inspectors to provide home buyers and sellers with the best possible service. Doing practice inspections for clients or home buyers to obtain experience to qualify for a MO Home Inspectors License will not serve the citizens of MO well. Education and training is already in place through professional associations, so anyone who wants to enter the industry can do so with hard work and desire.
Our industry needs and supports a one year statue of limitation to file a claim of error or omission against a home inspector. States that provide for home inspection license have adopted this one year statue of limitation, and in fact is written into Bills across the country. Industry standards conclude that home owners will be able to tell over the course of a year and four full seasons if a roof leaks, if the furnace and air condition operates, if the electric and plumbing provides adequate service to the house, and if the foundation is performing as intended. Anything more than a year will place a great burden of responsibility upon the home inspector who typically operates as a one or two person business.
Use these talking points as is, or tweak them up or down. Do not get wordy. Remember; LESS IS MORE!!
Allied Building Inspections
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