Topic: Termite Liability & You — Part 2
Guest: Mark Ruff, attorney, MHR Law
In this episode we discuss:
How Florida has some of the most stringent regulations in this area, but why PMPs should be sure to check with their own state's rules
Why the pre-purchase inspection, known as the13645 in Florida, is a hotbed for litigation
The fact that the 13645 inspection form is different than the NPMA 33 form
How lack of training about conducting inspections and completing forms is one of the biggest issues Mark sees
The details of Florida section 3, which covers what the technician didn't or couldn't inspect and why
Whether inspections are a good business strategy or not
How the risks are twofold: regulatory and legal
How much money a poor inspection could end up costing you
What PCOs can do protect themselves if they choose to do these inspections
What do to if you get a termite damage complaint
Common mistakes Mark sees related to inspections
Common technician responses for doing inadequate inspections
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Mark's contact information: MHR Law | 407-951-6679
Notable: "The most common mistakes I see are hurrying through the inspection, not filling the form out correctly, and not understanding exactly the structure of the home before you start the inspection." —Mark Ruff
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