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LINKS TO NEW SOPS, STANDARD INSPECTION FORMS, AND REVISED OP-I NOTICE

pdf iconInspector SOPs (22 TAC §§535.227-535.233)

pdf iconStandard Inspection Report Form Rule (22 TAC §535.223)

pdf iconREI 7-5 Property Inspection Report

pdf iconOP-I Texas Real Estate Consumer Notice Concerning Hazards or Deficiencies (Revised)

pdf iconConsumer Protection Notice (TREC No. CN 1-2)



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 pdf iconConsumer Protection Notice (TREC No. CN 1-2). As of February 1, 2016, inspectors are required by rule (22 TAC 535.220) to post the pdf iconTREC 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 pdf iconTREC 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 pdf iconTREC No. CN 1-2 by one of three additional methods allowed under section 1102.364, Texas Occupations Code. These include:
  1. on a written contract for the inspector's services;
  2. on a brochure that the inspector distributes; or
  3. 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 pdf iconTREC 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 pdf iconTREC 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 pdf iconTREC No. CN 1-2.


Inspector License Application or Renewal - Complete information, which includes fingerprint requirements that became effective on September 1, 2013, for each inspector license type: Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, Professional Inspector. pdf iconSee chart for inspector licensing requirements.
Qualifying Inspector Education Providers and Courses - See the list.
Approved Ride Along Course Instructors - See the list.
Continuing Education - Please see the requirements for number of hours of continuing education due at license renewal.
Governing Rules - TREC has adopted rules governing inspectors, including the minimum standards under which inspections of residential property must be conducted.
Inspection Reports - Most inspections of residential property also must be reported on a standard Property Inspection Report form approved by the Commission.



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