HB1001 … Liability and the Home Inspector
The upcoming HB1001 will specify liability responsibilities and limitations for both inspectors and their clients. Among them are:
- The home inspector shall not be held liable for the contents or omissions of a home inspection report if relied upon by any individual or person other than the client as identified by the executed contract for the specific home inspection.
- The home inspector shall maintain insurance against errors and omissions and general liability, with coverages of not less than $250,000 per occurrence and $500,000 in aggregate and with deductibles of not more than $15,000.
- An action to recover damages arising from a home inspection report must be commenced within one year after the date the report is delivered regardless of when the claim is discovered by the client.
- The PA state licensing board will wield the broad power to revoke, suspend, limit or otherwise restrict a home inspectors license.
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