Trying to drum up some extra business and the following questions arise about the Move in certified program. I need some help answering them.
Thank you in advance
MoveInCertified homes have been pre-inspected by InterNACHI certified inspectors and the sellers confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement and no known safety hazards.
The following questions then arise.
What is the specific definition of “Move In Certified”? A home can have issues and yet be livable and able to be occupied. These issues can be costly to correct as well.
The Standards of Practice used by the various Home Inspection associations, and even State licensing boards, all represent the minimum required inspection criteria for homes. None of the SOP’s are detailed and descriptive. Does this program use a different set of inspection requirements that are more detailed and in depth to ensure the home is truly worthy of being advertised as “Move In Certified”?
An inspection is an assessment of a home on a particular day and conditions can change. How long is this “Certification” valid for? Is the Inspector required to come back out for free to re-certify the home on a regular basis if it remains on the market longer than the validity period of the inspection?
During the certification period if the home develops an issue who is responsible for making sure that the report is pulled from distribution, any advertising material is removed from public view and access, and the home is re-certified? How does the “Move In Certified” program monitor this to ensure compliance?
In the buyer’s description this statement is found “The inspection has already been paid for by the seller, giving the buyer the option of waiving the inspection contingency, which streamlines the sales process.” If the buyer waives their inspection rights, and issues are later found that either developed after the inspection or were missed by the Inspector, then what rights does the buyer have to redress and against who?
The stated purpose of the program is “MoveInCertified homes have been pre-inspected by InterNACHI certified inspectors and the sellers confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement and no known safety hazards.”. Yet on the buyer description page it states “permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report”. What then is the definition of “immediate repair” as there is no need to attach repair estimates if something is not in need of repair?