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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 24, 2017 03:13 PM
From: Representative Susan C. Helm and Rep. William C. Kortz, II
To: All House members
Subject: Requiring Licensing of all Home Inspectors
 

In the near future, we plan to re-introduce legislation that will require licensure for all home inspectors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Previously introduced as HB 1421)

A home is most likely the largest, most valuable asset a person purchases in their lifetime, but can quickly turn into the largest nightmare if a home inspection is not conducted completely or properly. Not reporting vital information to a homeowner or prospective homeowner can lead to costly repairs, health issues, and burdens that nobody should have to bare.

Currently, home inspectors are not held to any specific professional standard. This means that although the home inspection report is relied upon heavily, if a home inspector failed to report an issue to a homeowner or prospective homeowner, there is little or no recourse available. This legislation will set statewide standards for the profession of home inspecting and standards for the home inspection report.

Please join us in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

(Previous co-sponsors of HB 1421 were: HELM, KORTZ, DAVIS, KNOWLES, M. QUINN, READSHAW, ROZZI, MILLARD, MUSTIO, MURT, THOMAS, R. BROWN, D. COSTA, SAYLOR, JOZWIAK, MILNE, BRIGGS, McNEILL, PEIFER, BIZZARRO, DEASY, SANTARSIERO, SCHREIBER, MACKENZIE, BARBIN, HARHAI, DRISCOLL, RAVENSTAHL, D. MILLER, TOEPEL, MATZIE, MAHONEY, KOTIK, PASHINSKI, GERGELY, GOODMAN, FARINA, BURNS, KIM, GALLOWAY, DONATUCCI, YOUNGBLOOD, STURLA, SNYDER, CORBIN, EVERETT, NEUMAN, GIBBONS, C. PARKER, BOBACK, SANTORA, DAY, CUTLER, GREINER, MENTZER, FEE, ZIMMERMAN, HICKERNELL, DeLUCA, FARRY, WATSON, WHITE and GILLEN)



Introduced as HB1001