March 27, 2012
For immediate release
The New Jersey Real Estate Commission has approved a new Continuing Education Course titled, “What to Expect (Legally) from your Home Inspector” written and presented by South Jersey real estate attorney Robert J. Incollingo. The Course Identification/Reference Number is: C20160393.
“What to Expect (Legally) from your Home Inspector,” 2 credits, will equip the real estate professional with an overview of the standards of practice for home inspection in the State of New Jersey, and detail what the customer and agent may expect – as a matter of law – from the home inspector.While there is little disagreement that a thorough home inspection is a recommended part of the purchase of real estate, many real estate professionals would be surprised to learn that State licensing and regulation of home inspectors is of relatively recent origin, with the passage of enabling legislation dating only to 1997, and full implementation of the current law less than ten years old. At the peril of adverse results in litigation and administrative action, New Jersey home inspectors must now bring their agreements, services and reports into line with the current dictates of law.The material will be delivered with reference to New Jersey statutes and administrative regulations which control the topics set forth in the approved course outline. Special attention will be paid to legally prohibited home inspection practices for the student to recognize and avoid. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should have a greater appreciation of how home inspection is supposed to work, why home inspection adds value to the process, and what to expect from home inspection.
For information on upcoming dates, times and locations for the presentation of the new course, please contact the author at RJI@RJILAW.com.
Bob Incollingo has nearly thirty years of experience representing clients in real estate matters.