1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Real Property
  4. Article 12-B: Home Inspection Professional Licensing


Section 444-B Definitions

Real Property (RPP)

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.