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The first page of the TREC Property Inspection Report form is on a stack of papers on a desk and next to binder clips, pencils, and blank notecards

Effective February 1, the Property Inspection Report form (REI 7-6) is required for all real estate inspections performed in Texas.

The form reflects changes made to the Standards of Practice (SOPs), plus an updated preamble that

  • Provides greater clarity to an inspector’s client regarding an inspector’s duties while performing an inspection.
  • Outlines what the client should expect from the inspection and inspection report.

Finally, the rule related to the changes clarifies how the REI 7-6 should be provided to the client when an inspector uses software or another type of electronic method to produce an inspection report.