Licensing Home Inspectors in Virginia.

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Real Estate Agent with Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate 303829;0225082372

Interesting news from the state of Virginia.

 

Lenn

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Posted: 28 Jan 2016 05:03 PM PST

Thursday proved to be a productive day for VAR’s legislative agenda as a few of its bills continued through the legislative process.

House Bill 741 (Del. Jackson Miller), which creates a licensure system for home inspectors in Virginia, was unanimously approved by a House General Laws subcommittee.  The bill will now advance to the full committee for consideration.

A companion home inspector licensing bill, Senate Bill 453 (Sen. Bill Stanley), is scheduled for a vote by the full Senate on Friday.  VAR has worked with the home inspection industry and the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to craft this legislation to protect buyers and sellers in the real estate transaction.

In addition to those bills, House Bill 567 (Del. Jackson Miller) advanced uncontested out of the House General Laws Committee.  The bill, which makes amendments to Virginia’s real estate agency law, will now be considered by the full House of Delegates.

As always, visit www.virginiarealtorschoose.com for status updates on any of VAR’s legislative initiatives.

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Kathy Streib
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Lenn- I don't know whether they need to be licensed here in Florida but like anything else, it means nothing if not enforced or if the requirements mean nothing. 

Feb 04, 2016 10:18 AM #5
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Lenn learned something new.  I thought Home Inspectors had to be licensed in all states.

Feb 04, 2016 11:04 AM #6
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Good morning Lenn. Was not aware that some states didn't required a license, not the case in the eight states I do mortgages.

Feb 04, 2016 07:49 PM #7
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I went through it in Florida when they adopted licensure there. They are doing it here in New Mexico as we speak. I think it is a good idea but Jay is right, it won't clean up anything, it will however make it harder to become a Home Inspector. The ones already operating a business will likely be "grandfathered" in to the system.

Feb 04, 2016 11:49 PM #8
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Tennessee has had it for years and it has improved the quality of home inspectors and kept the fly-by-nights from getting in. It's a good thing.

Feb 05, 2016 12:30 PM #9
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Paul.  I'm sure it helps.

Liz and Bill.  Same here.

William.  Same here.  I remember some ???? inspecotrs brought in by buyers.  EEEkkk.

Jay.  Will anything "clean up" any industry????  Doubtful.  I can recall some really very poor inspectors in this area pre-licensing days. 

I mean a guy who "inspects" a 4000 sq. ft. home in 15 minutes??   Or, a home inspector with a "report on half page of a yellow legal pad.  Ah, the memories.

In MD, licensing gave consumers a place to file complaints if nothing else.

Kathy.  True.  Most folks don't take the time to complain anyway.

George.  I suspect that there about 20 state that don't require it. 

Joe.  Not surprising.

Fred.  "Grandfathering" was a part of the MD procedure too.

Debbie.  Same here.

 

 

 

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Lenn, we did that here in Tennessee 3-4 years ago and the ones left standing are outstanding.

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Locally they have to have a business license, but that really doesn't mean boo hiss.  I wish we had state license requirments.  But builders have only had to be licensed about 10 or 11 years in my state.  We're getting there.

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Hi Lenn...just checking in on you...hope you are ready to welcome spring and wishing you sunshine in this new season !

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Lenn: No home inspector license required in California. I actually recommend one who is licensed in Oregon to my sellers in Northern California.

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I miss your blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

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OK, Lenn!  It's time to check in with your blog buddies again!

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OK Lenn just wondering why you stopped being on this platform  you had a lot of friends and you reached the exalted first position and fell off the map....Endre

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Miss seeing your posts Lenn! Hope you are getting some crap shooting and fishing in.

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Lenn Harley 

I stopped by. Thank you for sharing your knowledge (The  AR Community)

 

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They have required inspectors to be licensed, in our region, for the last several years.

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Hi Lenn. Just stopping by to say Hi. Hope all is well.

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Hi Lenn, I see this is an old post but the topic is still super relevent in states like mine, Wyoming.  There are still no licensing requirements in Wyoming for home inspectors.

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Home inspectors need to be licensed in Kentucky. However, home inspection reports have so many disclaimers it's hard to prove if they did their job or not.

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Haven't seen you around . Missing your posts and your sense of humor.

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