So I’m wondering the extent to which I should inspect and report on forest fire mitigation. Many of the homes in my area are in forest fire country. I could not find any exclusions in the Oregon SOP or the Internachi SOP. I feel like this should be reported on in the same way retaining walls area reported on.
Even though the home site isn’t part of the home, the home site can endanger the home or its occupants, just like a dangerous retaining wall. There are even laws in my area for specific fuelbreak requirements and acquiring homeowner’s insurance is growing problem for some.
Input would be appreciated. What do you report on and to what extent for forest fire mitigation? What limitation statements do you recommend?
Could a full inspection be considered “exhaustive” meriting a more general inspection where I refer the client to contact the local fire department?