Got a call a few days ago regarding if it is legal for an inspector to inspect a home he/she is purchasing for themself.
Now, the law states that the inspector is barred from performing an inspection for any relative that has an interest, financial or otherwise, in the transfer of the subject property. I always believed that the spirit of this clause was to bar, as an example, an inspector from inspecting a home where his wife was the listing or buyer’s agent, as they stood to make money on that sale.
But, the interpretation I received from a representative of the State was that an inspector cannot officially inspect a property he plans to purchase.
I believe we need clarification on this, as I cannot believe the spirit of the law would force a trained professional in the art to use the services of another, for one of the biggest single investments of his/her life.
If so, we would be the only licensed profession where such a law was in place.