Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a right to home inspection for buyers therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

An Act protecting consumer rights in purchasing safe and habitable homes.

Chapter 93 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section: –

Section 115. (a) For the purposes of this section, “inspection” shall mean the process by which a home inspector observes and provides, pursuant to the sale and transfer of a residential structure or residential condominium unit, a written evaluation of the following readily accessible components of the residential structure or, if a residential condominium unit, the unit and its associated common areas, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems, structural components, foundation, roof, masonry structure, exterior and interior components and any other related residential housing components. Unless requested otherwise by the prospective purchaser in writing, an inspection shall conform in all respects with the regulations on the standards of practice promulgated by the board of registration of home inspectors established in section 96 of chapter 13….. DOWNLOAD ENTIRE BILL HERE