Yes, the State of Michigan has no qualification standards or licensing requirements for home inspectors. This has led and will continue to lead to consumer abuse until something is done to correct this situation. Barbers, beauticians, real estate salespeople, auto mechanics and a whole host of other trades and professions are regulated by the state to protect citizens, why not home inspectors?
It is indeed time for our Michigan legislature to enact a meaningful licensing law to govern the qualifications, conduct and ethics of the home inspection industry. Please contact your state representative and voice your opinion.
Minimum standards of experience, ethics and performance need to be established and enforced.
To protect their citizens, other states have passed laws to regulate home inspectors. The State of Massachusetts has recently enacted a comprehensive regulation of the home inspection industry.
To see the type of legislation I believe we need here in Michigan, take a look at the new law in Massachusetts.