by; Bennie D. Waller, PhD
Homeowner inspections are incredibly important, however most states have very limited requirements as to what qualifies as a home inspector.
In Virginia, there are NO requirements. If you put forth yourself as a home inspector, then you are. This is incredibly problematic if you are involved in a dual agency.
If you are looking to buy a home in Virginia, please contact or visit the DPOR website for a list of licensed (competent) home inspectors.