Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I am not in disagreement with you, I think you have a good and valid point. The same would hold true if you were doing it for charitable purposes. The only thing I could think to do, is charge them $1. There is no specific requirement on the amount you need to be paid and have it count toward the 100 inspections that are needed to comply with the law.
I am simply trying to point out that here in PA home inspections were seen by the legislature as a negotiating tool for the price of the home. You do not have to meet the requirements of the law here if you are doing the inspections for informational purposes. That means if you are not using the inspection to negotiate the price of the home you don't have to comply with the law at all, EVER!
If this scenerio would ever happen to you, I think they would have a hard time "prosecuting" you for not obeying the law to the letter. It would be even more difficult for them to prove you did not get paid, without your help. There really is no part of the law that anyone is being prosecuted for yet, so it is hard to judge how the law will be interpreted in the courts.