Standards of Practice have changed for Texas inspectors. On February 1, 2009, inspectors must follow a new set of Standards AND use a new Property Inspection Report. This is the first in a series of articles designed to help you understand how things will change, and how those changes will affect Texas home Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, and home inspectors.
Some changes are relatively minor. For example, the capacity of a water heater now has to be reported. There is a blank for it on the report. Understand, most companies (such as House Exam Inspection and Consulting) provided this information all along. What’s the difference? Now ALL inspection companies will be required to do so. Why didn’t the other guys do it all along? Hmmmm.
Now, (after February 1, 2009) inspectors will have to tell you what kind of roof covering you have. We did that long ago. Inspectors will now have to tell you how much and what type of insulation is in your attic. If you read any of the Sample Reports provided on this site, you’ll see that we’ve thought you needed to know that all along, and told you how much and what kind.
Don’t misunderstand, we’re glad everybody has to do all this reporting. But, at House Exam Inspection and Consulting, we have been providing service above and beyond the Standards of Practice for a long time. It’s our promise to you, that we will continue to provide you with more information than required, so that you can make the most confident decision possible about that home purchase. With our Reports, hundreds of our Clients have re-negotiated for hundreds of thousands of dollars in costly home repairs before they closed on purchases. Sound good?
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