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Real Property (RPP) CHAPTER 50, ARTICLE 12-B
§ 444-b. Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms
shall have the following meanings:

1. "Client" means any person who engages or seeks to engage the
services of a home inspector for the purpose of obtaining inspection of
and written report about the condition of a residential building.

2. "Department" means the department of state.

3. "Home inspector" means a person licensed as a home inspector
pursuant to the provisions of this article.

4. "Home inspection" means the process by which a home inspector
observes and provides a written report of the systems and components of
a residential building including but not limited to heating system,
cooling system, plumbing system, electrical system, structural
components, foundation, roof, masonry structure, exterior and interior
components or any other related residential building component as
recommended or required by the department through regulation to provide
a client with objective information about the condition of the
residential building. The home inspector shall clearly identify in the
written report which systems and components of the residential building
were observed. A home inspection shall not include an inspection for
radon or pests.

5. "Person" means an individual, firm, company, partnership, limited
liability company, or corporation.

6. "Residential building" means a structure consisting of one to four
dwelling units and their garages and carport but shall not include any
such structure newly constructed or not previously occupied as a
dwelling unit.

7. "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of state.