Texas statute DOES NOT REQUIRE a Standard. It was a power assumed by the 1994 TREC inspector committee and TREC obliged.
Now is a great time for TREC to allow inspectors to use the trade association Standard of their choice. TREC should defer enforcement to civil courts and focus on education / experience.
Rules do not make good inspectors. Education, experience and a desire to do a good job do.
Send an email to the Commissioners to trust home inspectors. They can pass this this Rule without a statute. Something on the order of:
“Home inspectors may use a Standards of Practice of a trade association. The Standard shall require visual inspection and reporting of discovered performance based material defects that exist in readily accessible areas without use of special tools on the following: Foundation, Roof, Plumbing etc.” Then let INACHI SoP be an option to choose.
Time to set inspection free to do a better job. Commissioners are
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