Category Archives: Inspection Rules, Laws, and Reporting

This category is used to discuss topics directly related to the rules, laws, and report writing of inspecting homes and commercial real estate.

Is your Home Inspector properly notifying you if they are receiving referral fees or kickbacks when they refer other service providers to you?

Texas licensed Inspectors are required to notify you if they are receiving kickbacks or referral fees when they are making money from your inspection by providing your information or referring other companies to you.  Is your Home Inspector properly telling … Continue reading

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Consumer Alert! The State Home Inspection minimum requirements have been changed to your detriment!

The home inspection requirements for licensed Home Inspectors have changed in the State of Texas, and not for the better!  There are important things that you need to know.

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There is a new movement among ethical Home Inspectors to help protect your personal information and privacy!

Since I wrote this last Blog post about Home Inspectors selling off your personal information a new privacy movement has started among ethical Home Inspectors.  It is a great movement and a huge step in the right direction to help … Continue reading

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Can your Home Inspector sell off your personal information?

Can your Home Inspector sell your information off to another party for additional compensation?  This question has been recently debated heavily and you need to know the answers as your privacy is at stake!

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Is your Home Inspector opening access panels to properly inspect behind them?

Part of a home inspection is opening access panels to inspect behind them.  But is your Home Inspector taking the time to properly perform their job?

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Is it illegal for a Home Inspector to write his WEB site or other advertising to make it sound like a large company when it is not?

It is a common and deceitful advertising technique when Home Inspectors try to make their one man company sound like some large multi-Inspector company.  But how can you tell how many Home Inspectors actually are working in that company?

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Is your Home Inspector taking enough time to perform a proper home inspection?

I have been seen a recurring problem over the years and that deals with how fast some Home Inspectors are performing their home inspections.  There is nothing wrong with being organized and methodical to help reduce the amount of time … Continue reading

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When selecting a Home Inspector should you ask for a sample report?

When you are reviewing which Inspector to hire for your home inspection needs it is very valuable to ask for, and review, a sample report from the Inspector.  It is amazing what you might find!

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Should the client be present during the entire home inspection?

Over the years of inspecting I have been asked this question and seen many bulletin board posts regarding this aspect of home inspections.  So what is the right answer?  Read on for more.

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What does it take to certify a septic system?

I frequently receive calls from home buyers who would like to contract me to “certify” an on site septic system condition.  But what is a “Septic System Certification”, and who can actually perform that?  Read on for more.

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