NEW SOP POCKET EDITION NOW AVAILABLE
Now you can take the Inspector Standards of Practice with you anywhere you go. TREC staff has put together this version of the SOPs, which is small enough to fit in your back pocket. This version of the SOP is color coded by section so that you can find what you’re looking for with ease:
To print out your own copy of this handy tool, use the link above to download the pdf, then print as follows:
Once your document is printed, cut along the black lines at the tops and side of the pages. Fold the pages in half, assemble the booklet in page number order, and staple it in the middle.
- Printer orientation must be set to "Landscape" mode.
- Print on both sides - flip pages on the "short" end.
- Print in color.
NEW CONSUMER NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
Inspectors are required to provide notice to consumers and service recipients regarding the ability to file a complaint with the Commission and the availability of the Inspector Recovery Fund. The Commission has combined both notices into one Consumer Protection Notice (TREC No. CN 1-2). As of February 1, 2016, inspectors are required by rule (22 TAC 535.220) to post the TREC No. CN 1-2 in a readily noticeable location in each place of business maintained by the inspector. If you have a business website, you are also required to post a link to the TREC No. CN 1-2. The link must be in a readily noticeable place on the homepage of that website and must be labeled "Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice" in at least a 10 point font.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A “PLACE OF BUSINESS”
If the inspector does not have a “place of business”, the inspector must post a link to the notice on the homepage of the inspector’s business website, or the inspector may provide the
TREC No. CN 1-2 by one of three additional methods allowed under section 1102.364, Texas Occupations Code. These include:
- on a written contract for the inspector's services;
- on a brochure that the inspector distributes; or
- in a bill or receipt for the inspector's services.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BUSINESS WEBSITE
If the inspector does not have a business website, the inspector must post the notice in the inspector’s place of business, or the inspector may provide the
TREC No. CN 1-2 by one of three additional methods allowed under section 1102.364, Texas Occupations Code, listed above.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A “PLACE OF BUSINESS” OR A BUSINESS WEBSITE
The inspector must provide the TREC No. CN 1-2 by one of three methods allowed for under 1102.364, Occupations Code, listed above.
PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of the required notice is to provide consumers important information in a readily accessible way. If you use one of the additional methods allowed under section 1102. 364, Texas Occupations Code, please evaluate which of these additional methods provides the best way for your clients to receive the TREC No. CN 1-2.
Page last modified: 9/20/2016