Man, I can’t parse the embedded quotes. Will start anew.
Doctors get sued more ofter than inspectors
Show your data. Per customer, no way. Per dollar, no way. Per year, probably comparable. After E&O our incidence will increase.
Doctors have radically limited their liability by STATUTE here. That is extraordinary and totally supports my observations.
If a doctor kills your kid, you can’t sue him/her for more than $250K. If I inspect a million dollar house for you, what’s my liability?
Bingo. Realtors are no longer listed in the Harris esteem polls. Take another wild guess why not.** ;-)**
Then do it.
I am. Just trying to earn a few pesos for materials (and more insurance).
Ditto [the hows and whys are important]
OK… (semantics)… they all have to pay some kind of insurance and if they controlled so much, then why did they do that to themselves. ?
Please do a little research on Texas HB 4 - 2003 (Regular Session) and its effects. What “they did to themselves” is reduce their liability at least an order of magnitude. Doctors are flocking to Texas. OB/GYN practictioners have doubled. You imply the opposite.
They do not have to pay for professional indemnification insurance. And if they (freely) decide to get it, it is much cheaper and offered by FIVE times as many carriers prior to that statute.
Outside of our little pond, the most interesting part of the new requirement for HI’s was a notable precedent in a state which generally discourages tort claims and has been specifically limiting professional liability in statutes. Except for one “profession.” :|.)
Lookit, even TAR is a little uncomfortable with this. Their agents buy insurance per transaction. If they were required to certify coverage to renew their license it would decimate their numbers, about 90% of which are non-active agents. Think about it (at least before accusing me of semantics :roll: ).
If you really want any concession we are in the same boat as doctors, show me funeral directors influencing their regulation.
I think if you take a poll on this forum you will find that the people here do not look at the inspection profession as a laughingstock.
Sure, take the poll – then correlate the responses to experience level. :twisted:
Please don’t even try to goad me into bashing inspectors. I am one. I’ve lost more skin helping other inspectors than you are aware. Last year everybody accused me of being too protective of inspectors. Hard to tell if I am working a tough room or just loitering in a mental hospital.
Your [sic]** out of touch.**
If you say so. I’m here to be enlightened.
**Please quote any law that makes Texas inspectors less professional than other inspectors. **
Texas Occupations Code Section 1102.
No derogation of Texas inspectors was intended. I am a Texas inspector (have been longer than you). My original assertion was that HI is not comparable to other “professions” and this is apparent by comparing legislative history and regulatory structures. It shouldn’t even need explanation.
Texas is a frequently cited example used by those opposed to HI regulation. You write a perfect law and xAR will simply amend it to suit their purposes. This is a juggernaut; It’s simply beyond contention.
So far you have avoided this issue and this is your primary point.
John, I have explained at least ten times by now. Take another poll.
Other jobs recognized as “professions” are not dominated by another “profession” which has inherently contrary interests.
BTW… much of the insurance being purchased by inspectors does not protect the Realtor, so they are not controlling as much as you make it out to be.
The conclusion doesn’t necessarily follow, but if you think HI E&O doesn’t protect realtors then we live in different solar systems. The requirement was enacted by TTLA - they are the most direct beneficiaries. TAR simply allowed it to happen.
It’s the law of the jungle and we are the weak.
BTW… the primary SoP that Texas goes by is almost identical to
**the one InterNACHI and other well established SoP use. **
Sorry, but that’s just plain (and patently) incorrect. -X
I know you can read, so this is a baffling claim (and somewhat off the point).
[Deleted the next couple of lines. Sheesh.]
**Yeah and look at their **reputation among consumers. Sometimes letting the fox guard the hen house ends up making the fox look even worse.
So? The fox just wants to eat the chickens. I seriously doubt it cares what they think. :|__)
Consumers have positively mortgaged their lives away to buy the builder’s product. Read a newspaper.
The most entertaining aspect of your analogy is its application to our business. Realtors regulating home inspectors…
I am proud to be a professional Texas home inspector.
Me too. But the fact that designation keeps getting easier and easier to obtain doesn’t diminish my argument one iota. Does it increase your pride?
Any problem with that?
My only worry is that we are generating walls of text and may be boring more than a few readers. ](*,)