Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0202 - Contracts and Reports

(1) Home inspections undertaken according to Division 8 shall be based solely on the property conditions, as observed at the time of the home inspection.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors shall:
(a) Provide a written inspection contract, signed by both the Oregon certified home inspector and client, prior to completing a home inspection that shall:
(A) State that the home inspection is in accordance with standards and practices set forth in Division 8 of OAR chapter 812;
(B) Describe the services provided and their cost;
(C) State where the planned inspection differs from the standard home inspection categories as set forth in OAR 812-008-0205 through 812-008-0214; and
(D) Conspicuously state whether the home inspection includes a wood destroying organism inspection and if such inspection is available for a fee.
(E) For the purpose of this rule, a home inspection shall be deemed completed when the initial written inspection report is delivered.
(b) Observe readily visible and accessible installed systems and components listed as part of a home inspection as defined by these rules unless excluded pursuant to these rules in OAR 812-008-0200 through 812-008-0214; and
(c) Submit a written report to the client that shall:
(A) Describe those systems and components as set forth in OAR 812-008-0205 through 812-008-0214;
(B) Record in the report each item listed in OAR 812-008-0205 through 812-008-0214 and indicate whether or not the property inspected was satisfactory with regard to each item of inspection; it will not be sufficient to satisfy subsection (2)(c) of this rule that the certified home inspector prepare a report listing only deficiencies;
(C) State whether any inspected systems or components do not function as intended, allowing for normal wear and tear; and how, if at all, the habitability of the dwelling is affected;
(D) State the inspector's recommendation to monitor, evaluate, repair, replace or other appropriate action;
(E) State the Construction Contractors Board license number of the business and the name, certification number and signature of the person undertaking the inspection; and
(F) Include on the first page of the contract and on the first page of the report, in bold-faced, capitalized type and in at least 12 point font, the following statement:

"THIS REPORT IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE PERSON PURCHASING THE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES. NO OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING A PURCHASER OF THE INSPECTED PROPERTY WHO DID NOT PURCHASE THE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES, MAY RELY UPON ANY REPRESENTATION MADE IN THE REPORT."

(d) Submit to each customer at the time the contract is signed a copy of "Home Inspection Consumer Notice."
(3) Division 8 does not limit Oregon certified home inspectors from reporting observations and conditions or rendering opinions of items in addition to those required in Division 8.
(4) All written reports, bids, contracts, and an individual's business cards shall include the Oregon certified home inspector's certification number.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0202
CCB 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-98; CCB 8-1998, f. 10-29-98, cert. ef. 11-1-98; CCB 2-2000, f. 2-25-00, cert. ef. 3-1-00; CCB 7-2000, f. 6-29-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; CCB 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-00; CCB 6-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-01; CCB 7-2002, f. 6-26-02 cert. ef. 7-1-02; Renumbered from 812-008-0080, CCB 5-2005, f. 8-24-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; CCB 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-06; CCB 7-2009, f. 11-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.350 & 701.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.350 & 701.355

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