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April-National Home Inspection Month








Our Next Meeting

Saturday - April 19, 2014
Registration starts 7am
Breakfast: from 7:30am - 8am
Program time: 8am-12pm

All home-inspectors are welcome!

 Marriott At Century Center
2000 Century Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30345


•• Update on how home inspector can effectively use Social Media - Gerald Simmons

•• Pool and Spa Inspections using new voluntary ASHI Standards - Shannon Cory

 Park at the rear left parking lot where  a guard will be present for the duration of our meeting.

Business meeting starts at 8:00am

 Support Your Chapter

 Dues for this year are $150.00

If you have not paid your dues click here to pay now.

DIRECTIONS: From I85, exit Clairmont Rd, head north, away from Decatur, go through traffic light in front of Sam's Club to the next light, turn right into Century Center, go the end, Marriott is your right.

Cost of Aapril 19, 2014 meeting includes breakfast
$35.00 for members and $45.00 for inspectors who are not chapter members.



 Make reservations only and pay at the door - Click here!

Plumbing Code Amendments

Effective January 4, 2014:

The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act was signed into law in 2011 and took effect on January 4, 2014.

Accordiing to the EPA's "How to Inentify Lead-Free Certifications Marks for Drinking Water Systems and Plumbing Materials". Starting January 4, 2014 there are prohibitions the use of lead in all pipe, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures.

The following is a link to download the EPA document listed above

Elevator Investigation

FOX 5 I-Team Investigation: a must see video - Click here


Report Writing

Understanding the difference between “due diligence” and “right to request repairs”.

A standard Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) purchase and sales agreement describes:

Purpose of Due Diligence Period. During the Due Diligence Period, Buyer shall determine whether or not to exercise Buyer's option to proceed or not proceed with the purchase of the Property. If Buyer has concerns with the Property, Buyer may during the Due Diligence Period seek to negotiate an amendment to this Agreement to address such concerns.”

During the due "diligence period" a buyer may walk away from a transaction for “any reason or for no reason” without consequence as long as the walk-away occurs during the due diligence period and supporting paper work is properly delivered. An inspector is not privy to what occurs after an inspection is written and delivered but it can be beneficial to understand what can occur.

There is no right to request repairs in the due diligence clause. A buyer “may, during the due diligence period, seek to negotiate an amendment to address concerns”.