Texas Consumer News

Share

Welcome to the Texas Consumer News website. We are pleased that you have taken the time to review this important consumer information.  This website is presented to help homebuyers protect themselves in real estate sales transaction and to inform you about Home Inspectors.

___________________________________________________________________________

Texas Home Inspectors are licensed and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and currently have no voice or representation at our State Licensing Agency.  You can find additional information about TREC at this link. www.TREC.state.tx.us.

The TREC Commission consists of real estate brokers, salespersons and lawyers. This State Agency and the Commissioners write the rules, policies, regulations and enforce Texas Laws on their licensees.  Unfortunately, when it comes to the licensed Home Inspectors, there has never been a single Licensed Home Inspector appointed to TREC’s Commissioners Board.  Home Inspectors feel that this is a conflict of interest and unfair treatment for Inspectors, with no representation or voice for the Home Inspectors, who also are licensed and regulated under this State Agency.  We are asking you to help Home Inspectors to obtain positions on the TREC Commission by signing this petition and by contacting your State Senator and House Representative to ask for their support in this endeavor.

 

Some History

The licensing and regulation of the Texas Real Estate Inspector began back in 1985 as an objective to protect the consumer.  Little did Inspectors know that requesting the Texas Real Estate Commission to perform such a task would eventually evolve into a dilemma that no longer would serve in the capacity it once was originally designed for?

A Residential Matrix Inspection report form was developed in 1992, a conflict began to emerge between the Inspector and the Sales Agent.  The form was developed more for the Real Estate Sales Person than for the consumer.  Prior to the matrix form the standards for inspecting a house was mandated, an Inspector could develop his own report as long as he followed the TREC standards of practice.  This matrix form has changed several times since its conception and the changes that have occurred are to better serve the Real Estate Agent rather than the Consumer.

In the beginning when licensing was first regulated, a Texas Real Estate Inspector’s Committee was created to serve as a Committee for the Inspector and the Texas Real Estate Commission.  The current Inspector’s Advisory Committee (IAC), no longer performs this duty; their role is to serve in an advisory role for the Consumer and the Texas Real Estate Commission.  The Texas Real Estate Inspectors no longer have a voice at the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

The word fiduciary has always arisen when discussing the relationship between the Buyer and the Real Estate Sales Agent.  The Home Inspector also has the same relationship, even more so since he/she assumes the greatest risk when he or she performs the Inspection.  Inspectors need and deserve a voice at our licensing agency.

We are asking you to help Home Inspectors to have a position on the TREC Commission by signing this petition and by contacting your State Senator and House Representative to ask for their support in this endeavor. Inspectors are seeking two Commissioners positions on the TREC Commission.

 

 

Texas Home Inspectors Petition

Texas Home Inspectors are licensed and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), where most of their Commissioners and the Administrator are licensed Real Estate Agents or Brokers.   The purpose of the Texas Home Inspector, as defined by the Texas Administrative Code, is to protect the Home Buying Consumer.  Control by the same State Licensing Agency as Real Estate Salespersons is a direct conflict of interest and is not fair  to the Texas Home Buying Consumer. Inspectors lack representation with this Agency and Commissioners.  Please help Inspectors to acquire a voice on this Commission by signing this petition and by contacting your State Senator and House Representative to ask for their support in this endeavor.  Sample letters are shown below for your use sending to your State Senator and House Representative.

Thank you for your support!

 

 

WE NEED AND ARE REQUESTING YOUR SUPPORT!

 

If you agree that Texas Home Inspectors should have a voice and representation on the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), we ask that you sign this petition. After signing the petition, you will receive a confirmation email, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CONFIRM. Visit our website for updates and additional information at www.texasconsumernews.com . Thank you!

Share