For most people, buying a new home is one of the most important decisions they will make. There are many details to think about--whether selecting a price range, choosing the number of bedrooms or bathrooms or searching for the best mortgage rate. Purchasing a home should never be a decision made on a whim. Fortunately, consumers can take steps to protect themselves when purchasing a home by hiring a home inspector.
If you are choosing your own home inspector, or working with a real estate agent to select one, you should be aware of Pennsylvania's law regarding home inspections. The Residential Real Estate Transfers Law, which went into effect in December 2001, was intended to ensure a certain level of professionalism in the work performed by home inspectors - providing guidelines and requirements to regulate the performance of home inspectors within Pennsylvania.
Among the law?s highlights are:
Please click here to review the Residential Real Estate Transfers Law or contact the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555.