Now that the Citizens reinspection contract is under litigation I propose a new solution which would place the wind mitigation reinspections back into the hands of independent licensed home inspectors thus bypassing the need for bid-contractor oversight.
- Allow insurance companies to revoke the old 2-page wind mitigation form prior to renewal, forcing all homeowner’s to get reinspected under the new 1802 form.
- Set the price for this reinspection at $100 which would be paid for by the homeowner to the inspector at the time of inspection, and reimbursed to the homeowner by the insurance company when the new 1802 form is submitted.
The inspection would be contingent on the following criteria:
- Licensed inspectors would have to be certified by Bill York or a training similar to Bill York’s.
- The reinspection could not be performed by the original inspector who performed the first inspection.
Doing this would be a win-win for everyone except those who were intent on getting rich using home inspectors as day-laborers. Sorry Mr. Rowan.
Doing this would also limit the horde of GC’s invading our profession.
If Florida home inspectors could agree on this we could then start a letter writing campaign to our state Representatives, the insurance industry, maybe even Nick Gromicko & Bill York would support us in this effort.