TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-20.8
Real Estate Sales Disclosures

SECTION 5-20.8-8


§ 5-20.8-8 Expert report.

(a) The delivery of a report or opinion prepared by an engineer, land surveyor, geologist, home inspector, pest control operator, contractor, or other expert, dealing with matters within the scope of the professional's license or expertise, is sufficient compliance to qualify for the exemption provided by § 5-20.8-9. An expert may indicate, in writing, that the information provided will be used in fulfilling the requirements of this section.

(b) A home inspector, pest control operator or contractor who has provided and/or prepared a report or opinion, per subsection (a) of this section, may not solicit, in writing or otherwise, to perform work on the property which has been the subject of the inspection to either a buyer or seller who has executed a purchase and sales agreement for the sale/transfer of the property. Nothing in this section restricts a buyer or seller from contacting the home inspector, pest control operator or contractor for this work to be performed. Nothing in this section restricts the solicitation of work by that home inspector, pest control operator or contractor, after the closing on the property as defined in § 5-20.8-1.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 425, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 408, § 1.)