Stowe Area Home Inspectors
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The State of Vermont does not require Home Inspectors to be licensed.
Once you have a property "Under Contract", you will need to set up an inspection. It is best to contact at least three inspectors to get a sense of their experience, ability to deliver the report in a timely manner, and compare the cost of the inspections. The cost is usually based on the following:
1. Size of Home/Condo - good to have the MLS data sheet to help you with this information
2. Location of Property - how far does the inspector have to travel? Most do not charge for this, but go ahead and ask.
3. Additional Tests - these could include radon and water tests.
Sometimes, either before, during or after the inspection, the inspector may recommend you hire a specialist. This could include a structural engineer, a septic inspector, a heating specialist, an electrician, or a plumber.
Inspection Information - Since there are no license requirements, I have composed lists of inspectors based on the two organizations below. Both require a high standards of practice and a strict code of ethics:
Steven Dukette, Owner
Covered Bridge Professional Home Inspections LLC
Troy, VT 05868
License Number: 245583
The Brickkicker Home Inspection
Fairfax, VT 05454
Richard Lalancette, P.E.
Rutland, VT 05702-6348
The BrickKicker Home Inspection
P.O. Box 6348, Rutland, VT 05702
Home Wise Inspection Services
Allstate Home Inspection & Household Testing
(802) 655-1600 Phone
(802) 655-7200 Fax
61 South Oak Circle, Colchester, VT 05446
Inspection Technologies Co.