New Jersey
Standards Of Practice

Regulatory Definition of a ‘Home Inspection’  

A visual, functional, non-invasive inspection conducted for a fee or any other consideration and performed without moving personal property, furniture, equipment, plants, soil, snow, ice, or debris, using the mandatory equipment and including the preparation of a home inspection report of the readily-accessible elements of the following components of a residential building: structural components, exterior components, roofing system, plumbing system, electrical system, heating system, cooling system, interior components, insulation components and ventilation system, fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances, or any other related residential housing component as determined by the Board, in consultation with the Committee, by rule, but excluding recreational facilities and outbuildings other than garages or carports (NJAC 13:40-15.2).

Click here for a copy of the Home Inspection Advisory Committee New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13, Law and Public Safety Chapter 40, Subchapter 15.

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