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Home Inspection Practice 

Original document prepared by former Worldwide ERC® General Counsel, Richard H. Mansfield III
Mansfield & Associates

Updated by Worldwide ERC® Government Affairs Adviser, Tristan North
Current as of January, 2018

In 2008, Worldwide ERC® replaced its previous Relocation Home Inspection Report Form and Guidebook with a revised and renamed Worldwide ERC® Relocation Property Assessment and corresponding guide.  The form is available for use in all states with the exception of Texas, which has a state-promulgated form.

As standard home inspection processes and forms are coming under increasing levels of review and regulation in many jurisdictions, it is evident that a more clearly demonstrable distinction is needed between home inspection documents and the forms that relocation professionals use to report essential property information in the context of an employee move. With the help of a task force of industry professionals and input from Worldwide ERC® members, the Worldwide ERC® Coalition took the proactive approach of achieving that differentiation by developing a revised and renamed assessment form. The form is designed to:

  • Continue to meet the unique needs of employers and relocation management company professionals in their need to gather those property details necessary for employee homesale assistance programs;
  • Clearly and thoroughly demonstrate to consumers and state home inspection boards and/or regulatory bodies that it is not, nor should it be mistaken or substituted for a general home inspection of the type often ordered by purchasers of residential real estate in a non-relocation related transaction.

The new Worldwide ERC®  Relocation Property Assessment and Worldwide ERC® Property Assessment Guide are available via the Worldwide ERC® website.

The foregoing is intended as general information only. Regarding your specific situation, Worldwide ERC® suggests that you consult with your own tax or legal advisor as appropriate.

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