Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0206 - Exterior and Site

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Wall cladding, flashings, and trim;
(b) Entryway doors and all windows;
(c) Garage door operators;
(d) Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches, and applicable railings;
(e) Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and
(f) Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building that adversely affect the structure.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows;
(b) Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door opener; and
(c) Report whether or not any garage door opener will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing, or reverse with appropriately installed optical sensor system.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to observe:
(a) Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, and awnings;
(b) Garage door operator remote control transmitters;
(c) Soil or geological conditions, site engineering, property boundaries, encroachments, or easements;
(d) Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steambaths, swimming pools, decorative water features, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); or
(e) Detached buildings or structures;
(f) Fences or privacy walls;
(g) Ownership fencing, privacy walls, retaining walls; or
(h) Condition of trees, shrubs, or vegetation.


Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0206
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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