Who is responsible for informing Clients on the nature and extent of a Massachusetts home inspection?
A. The home inspector
B. The seller or seller's representative
C. The buyer or buyer's representative
D. The Director of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations
Massachusetts has some unique laws regarding home inspections. A common assumption would be that the service provider (home inspector) is responsible for informing their client on the nature and extent of their service (home inspection). This is NOT true in Massachusetts.
According to Massachusetts General Laws (MGL chapter 13 section 97); The director of consumer affairs and small business regulations shall publish an informational brochure on home inspections. The brochure shall include a definition of a home inspection such that the nature and extent of a home inspection is made clear to the client or prospective client.
According to Massachusetts General Laws (MGL chapter 112 section 87YY1/2); The seller/seller's representative shall distribute a brochure published by the office of consumer affairs and small business regulations educating consumers about the home inspection process. The brochure shall be distributed at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase.
The answer to the above questions is B and D.
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