Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0204 - General Exclusions

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source.


Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0204
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

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

Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.350 & 701.355

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