Worldwide ERC Coalition Alert

Use of Worldwide ERC®’s Relocation Home Inspection Report Form Under Review 

4/2/2007 

In recent legislative and regulatory actions, several jurisdictions have concluded that exemptions from standardized state home inspection forms for relocation transactions are no longer valid, and the Worldwide ERC® Relocation Home Inspection Report form cannot serve as a stand-alone document.  Some jurisdictions are allowing the ERC® form to be used as a supplemental attachment.  The Coalition, Worldwide ERC®’s Center for Governmental Issues, is watching these developments closely and providing input where possible.  The following is a summary of the details we have to date:

  • The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) recently passed a change to its regulations affecting the use of the report. Home Inspectors are now required to use the TREC-promulgated home inspection report form for all buyers and sellers, but the ERC form may be used as an attachment.
  • The Kentucky Board of Home Inspections recently voted to temporarily limit the use of the ERC form as an attachment to a full home inspection, done according to state-approved standards. It plans to review the policy later this month to discuss whether this change shall be permanent. 
  • The Coalition is monitoring recent development in Massachusetts and has reason to believe a similar initiative may be introduced in North Carolina.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.  As always, we welcome your feedback, comments and opinions on these developments, and encourage you to share any information you may have on the matter within your own state.  Please email coalition@WorldwideERC.org.