Inspection Agreements for Home Inspectors

CREDIT HOURS:  1.0 hour

Joe Denneler · July 7, 2021

Home Inspectors

Area of Study: Inspection Agreements, Law

The Instructor will cover the basic legal principles behind what makes a contract enforceable in a court or arbitration. Focus will be on common terms found in home inspection agreements, identifying key areas including communicating the scope of an inspection and its exclusions to better provide the inspector’s client with critical details about how the work will be performed. Limitation of liability and other “defensive” clauses will be discussed, along with arbitration, what industry or regulatory standards govern what you can include, and the timing of execution and delivery.


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About Instructor

Joe Denneler

Joseph W. Denneler, Esquire is General Counsel and Chief Claims and Risk Management Officer for Elite MGA, LLC, and its captive insurer, Elite Re, Ltd., the only property and casualty insurance company built specifically to insure professional home inspectors. He manages the third-party administrators and claims team for Elite and reviews every home inspector claim submitted to Elite in the continental United States. Prior to joining Elite, Joe was a litigation attorney for 20 years, litigating on behalf of insureds for multiple insurers, and litigating coverage matters on behalf of insurers. He developed a niche practice representing home inspectors and other real estate professionals. Joe is a frequent lecturer on preventing and managing claims against home inspectors. He is intimately familiar with the evaluation of claims against inspectors, including evaluating liability and potential damages, litigation budgeting, setting reserves, and resolving claims where appropriate.

6 Classes

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Class Includes

  • 3 Lessons
  • 3 Quizzes
  • Class Certificate

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