|Posted:||January 9, 2019 02:26 PM|
|From:||Representative Susan C. Helm and Rep. William C. Kortz, II|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Licensing of Home Inspectors|
|We plan to re-introduce legislation to provide oversight of Home Inspectors. The language will amend Act 367 of 1945, known as the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law to require licensure of home inspectors, the only profession not regulated in the home buying process.
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 and/or health issues and bankruptcy. It creates burdens that nobody should have to bare including leaving some consumers without the home they purchased, their credit destroyed and in financial devastation. Numerous home buyers across the state have been victimized and suffered tremendously because of bad home inspections conducted during the home buying process.
Currently, home inspectors are not held to any specific professional standard and little recourse available to consumers. This legislation will set statewide standards for the profession.
Please join us in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Previous co-sponsors (HB1001 of 2017-2018 session)
HELM, KORTZ, BIZZARRO, BOBACK, BRIGGS, R. BROWN, BURNS, CHARLTON, CORBIN, D. COSTA, DAVIS, DEASY, DeLUCA, DONATUCCI, DRISCOLL, GALLOWAY, GILLEN, GODSHALL, GOODMAN, GREINER, HEFFLEY, HENNESSEY, HICKERNELL, HILL-EVANS, IRVIN, JOZWIAK, KNOWLES, LONGIETTI, MAHER, MARSICO, MATZIE, McNEILL, MENTZER, MILLARD, D. MILLER, MOUL, MURT, NEILSON, B. O'NEILL, PETRI, M. QUINN, RAVENSTAHL, READSHAW, SAYLOR, SCHWEYER, SIMMONS, SNYDER, THOMAS, TOEPEL, WARD, WARREN, WATSON, PHILLIPS-HILL, BOYLE, ENGLISH, WHEELAND, C. QUINN, MICCARELLI, BARBIN and MACKENZIE
Introduced as HB21