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14 — Say you saw it in The Real Estate Browser of Lynchburg — Volume 9 Number 11 Virginia Home Inspector Requirements By Drew Howard , President, HomePro, Inc. There have been several changes to the law in Virginia related to home inspector requirements. “Licensee” means a home inspector as defined in Chapter 5 (§ 54.1-500 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia. “Licensure” means a method of regulation whereby the Commonwealth, through the issuance of a license, authorizes a person pos- sessing the character and minimum skills to engage in the practice of a profession or occu- pation that is unlawful to practice without such license. Residential Code. The minimum provisions for a report prepared by a licensed home inspector (18 VAC15-40-130) were amended to conform to Chapter 805 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly. Remember your Home Inspector should be licensed by DPOR. Always tag along on the inspection. 4 eyes are better than 2. If you have any questions about homes, inspections, radon, mold, renovation, or want to shoot the breeze. Give me a call. Drew Howard, 434-660-3449 “New residential structure” or “NRS” means a residential structure for which the first conveyance of record title to a purchaser has not occurred or the purchaser has not taken possession, whichever occurs later. “NRS specialty” means a designation granted by the board to a home inspector that authorizes such individual to conduct home inspections on any new residential structure. 18VAC15-40-20. Necessity for licensure. Know Every Inch of the Home You Are Buying A. It shall be unlawful for any individual who does not possess a license as a home inspector issued by the board to perform a home inspection for compensation on a resi- dential building. B. A home inspection on a new residential structure shall only be conducted by a home inspector with the NRS specialty and who has completed a training module on the Virginia For over 20 years, Drew Howard of HomePro has provided the Lynchburg area with quality home inspections. Having over 7000 certified home inspections and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, HomePro is the clear choice to inspect your new home. • VA State Certified Home Inspector - License #3380 000042 • HUD203K consultant and plans reviewer #PO419 • Well water analysis & inspection certified • Virginia license Mold tester/inspector • Radon Measurement Specialist NRSB #SS3168 • Certified member of ASHI #112603 Know before you buy. Contact Drew Howard today to schedule your home inspection P: 434.534.9875 C: 434.660.3449