MA Home Inspectors

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The Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice (SOP) is unique from other States. Read the blog for insight on what makes a MA Home Inspection different from other States.
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February Winter in Massachusetts has snow and ice covering the ground.  These conditions may contribute to elevated levels of Radon Gas in your home.Radon is always escaping to the earth's surface.  When the surface is covered with snow/ice the gas can not escape in a normal manner.  Home constru...
02/11/2017
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for all Construction and Building Inspectors, which includes home inspectors, were expected to grow by 8% between 2014 and 2024 (www.bls.gov). As of 2015, the average annual income for building and construction inspectors was $57,340 in...
02/03/2017
Common home inspector folklore includes the term "Major Defect".  Are Massachusetts home inspectors required to find "major defects"?Massachusetts Home Inspector regulations (266 CMR) are absent of a definition for "major defect" and criteria to determine a "major defect".  What does this mean to...
01/20/2017
Who is responsible for informing Clients on the nature and extent of a Massachusetts home inspection?A. The home inspectorB. The seller or seller's representativeC. The buyer or buyer's representativeD. The Director of Consumer Affairs and Business RegulationsMassachusetts has some unique laws re...
12/24/2016
The public hearing date for the changes to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Regulations (266 CMR) is Friday October 14, 2016 at 10:30 am at 1000 Washington Street Boston MA.Governor Baker's Executive Order 562 requires review of all regulations.  The proposed amendments are on the Division of Pro...
09/23/2016
The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Home Inspectors is now on elicensing.  This eliminates the "old" list of licensed MA Home Inspectors.  Yes, this means that there is a new link or URL to obtain a list of MA Home Inspectors.Does your website or Blog reference a link to the list of MA Hom...
09/16/2016
Massachusetts regulates home inspectors as of 2001. Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) and Codes of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) include definitions for Home Inspection, Home Inspectors and the conditions when the terms apply.Can anyone conduct a home inspection in MA?Yes.  As long as no compens...
08/26/2016
When inspecting a home in Massachusetts it is important to know the addition to the base code listed in the MA Amendments when informing a Client about the condition of the home. Bathroom lighting and GFCI protection is a common place for personal injury.  If you only rely upon the Base Code (201...
08/19/2016
When inspecting a home in Massachusetts it is important to know the difference between the base code and the MA Amendments when informing a Client about the condition of the home.Steps and stairways is a common place for personal injury.  If you only rely upon the Base Code (IRC 2009) you may be ...
08/15/2016
In case you haven't already heard, pursuant to Governor Baker's Executive Order 562, the MA Board of Registration of Home Inspectors has proposed changes to 266 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (266 CMR).  Visit the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations website to review the new pr...
08/11/2016
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