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Shonya, Home Buyer in Fitzgerald, GA

When buying a HUD home in Georgia, does the inspector have to be licensed?

Asked by Shonya, Fitzgerald, GA Sat Aug 4, 2012

We opted to have an inspection but would prefer a trusted family member who is a contractor do our inspections.

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does Your family member have E&O insurance if they miss something can you go after them for the neglegence Have them both do the inspection or live with out the protection of a Licensed inspector. Your family members word can not be used generally to ask for repairs and may not even be allowed on the property due to liability
Troy Wile
Re/Max Metro Atlanta
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 22, 2013
Shonya,

Home inspectors are not required to be licensed in Georgia. If you are considering new construction, the seller will likely require, however, that the home inspector be licensed, bonded, insured, and be a member in good standing with a nationally recognized home inspector's association. In most cases, you will be held accountable for any damage caused by the home inspector during the time that he/she is conducting work at the property on your behalf, so you should really consider those same requirements in your choice of home inspector.

Hope that helps.

Solomon Greene
Associate Broker, REALTOR® Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
http://www.AtlantaDownpaymentAssistance.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 6, 2012
why would You want an inspector that is noy licenced - You might save 100 or so but at the end of the day Licenced inspectors have more to lose if they are wrong. also if You get an inspector that is not licensed the seller or HUD in this case can ignore the report

remember this is serious business and the inspection may be one of the most important parts

do not gamble get a licenced inspector

good luck
Troy Wile
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 5, 2012
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