In some helpful Monday news, the Governor and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services released a Bulletin this morning to clarify the scope of Financial Services under Executive Order 2020-21. Specifically, we now have clear guidance that Home Inspectors and Appraisers are considered Critical Infrastructure Employees under the Order. Due to this good news, NPI will resume inspection activities starting 4/1/20 with some stipulations.
My wife and I are hosting a cancer-surgery patient recovering in our home for the next 6-8 weeks. She is deemed a high at-risk patient. Due to Covid-19 concerns, I will be following new scheduling guidelines effective 4/1/20 until further notice. I will conduct residential and commercial inspections on both vacant and occupied buildings, but only as follows:
- I would prefer that buyer's and/or their agent NOT attend inspections due to exposure risks, but will compromise as long as the buyer attends only at the end of the inspection time-slot to review the report, and ONLY if the buyer is not experiencing any illness symptoms or been exposed to any potential illness.
- The building must be vacated by owner and/or occupants for the duration of the inspection. I will NOT inspect buildings with occupants present.
- If the owner or occupants are experiencing any illness, been potentially exposed to any illness, if there are signs of an unhealthy environment, or if there are any conditions that I deem to be potentially unsafe for myself or any other parties, I will not proceed with the inspection. This information will be forwarded to the listing agent prior to the inspection, with their obligation to notify me beforehand of any potential issues.
When requested and feasible, I can offer verbal or video reviews to clients from the site to address the report and any concerns. As always, electronic copies of the report(s) will be delivered within an hour of the completion of the inspection. I apologize for the inconvenience, and trust that we will all continue to be flexible and cautious in these strange times.
Thank you again for your continued support,