The purpose of this website is to educate and inform potential home buyers about what is involved with and what they should expect from a home inspection. Let's get started: below are outlined the answers to some frequently asked questions.
Are you a licensed Home Inspector by the state Tennessee?
Tennessee home inspectors, unlike many other states, are strictly regulated. It is against the law to inspect a home without a license. With a licensed Middle Tennessee Inspector you are guaranteed someone who has passed a minimum of 90 hours of instruction from a state sanctioned institution, has a high school or GED equivalency diploma, has passed a state qualifying exam and carries a minimum of one million dollars of errors and omissions and general liability insurance.
Are you a certified Home Inspector?
Although the state does not require it, an inspector who has been certified by one of the many professional societies has not only completed additional training, he or she generally has greater access to continuing educational resources; and the state does require a minimum yearly amount of continuing education.
May I be present during the home inspection?
Absolutely! If a home inspector discourages you from participating in the process I would have to ask why. This is a valuable learning experience. It will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and discover things about the condition of your prospective home. It will also allow you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the nature of any problems you might encounter and what would be involved to make the necessary repairs.