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Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
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[REPEALED] Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals Regulations [18 VAC 160 ‑ 20]
Action Amend regulations to license onsite sewage system professionals.
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Comment Period Ends 6/24/2009
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6/17/09  1:49 pm
Commenter: Chris Weaks

Home Inspector Regulations: Add similar rules
 

I just read through the Home Inspector regulations, 12VAC15-40, and I noticed that the board regulates the practice of home inspectors in greater detail.  These regulations seem to mostly address entry requirements while the home inspector rules deal with entry and practice issues.  The board requires inspectors to sign a contract for services with homeowners and spells out what the contract must look like.   I do not see similar and adequate safeguards in these regulations for homeowners.  I would ask the board to consider adding regulations that would address what these license holders must do, similar to what the agency has proposed for licensed home inspectors.

For the protection of both the client and the regulant, these rules should require both parties to sign a legible written contract clearly specifying the terms, conditions, and limitations and exclusions of the work to be performed.

 

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