Is your Home Inspector a "Home Inspector" and is your Home Inspection a "Home Inspection" as defined by Florida Statutes?
Is your Home Inspector a "Home Inspector" and did you just pay for a "Home Inspection" as defined by Florida Law?
What if general contractor was selling real-estate without a license, after all a general contractor has a lot of experience with real estate transactions. Think about the damage that could be done if a realtor was using non-compliant real estate contracts to make sure that the deal goes through instead of Florida contracts.
Unfortunately, this happens quite often in the home inspection industry and unlicensed inspectors, non-compliant inspections, or a combination there of cause financial hardship for consumers and professionals a like. The good news is that Florida has recently implemented some of the highest standards for Home Inspector licensing, and Home Inspection reports in the Country. Making the scenarios discussed above a crime.
Florida law requires that "Licensed" Home Inspectors provide the consumer with proof of their licensure along with a full disclosure of their Standards of Practice, including all limitations and exclusions of their inspection prior to performing the inspection. It is not the consumers responsibility to ask the home inspector for this information. Contact the Florida Department of Business Professional Regulation if you feel that you have received a non-compliant inspection or have been referred to or solicited by an unlicensed inspector.
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Here is a link to our updated standards of practice, limitations/exclusions, inspector credentials, and a courtesy link into the Florida Statutes and Administrative Code for Home Inspectors.