Can a home inspector work as a general contractor?
Saturday, December 5, 2020
A home inspector can work as a contractor as long as the inspector also has a separate contractor’s license. The home inspection license alone does not allow the inspector to act as a contractor.
Also, there are specific limitations on an inspector doing any repair or improvement work on a home that he or she recently inspected. In Florida, a state statute requires that an inspector may not “perform or offer to perform any repairs to a home on which the inspector or the inspector’s company has prepared a home inspection report.” Other states have similar laws. Also, both of the national home inspector associations do not allow their members to do work on a house until a minimum of a year after the inspection as part of their code of ethics.
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