Internet scams are ubiquitous, as anyone will attest who’s ever been contacted by a Nigerian prince in need or an inconvenienced but wealthy heir. But private parties aren’t the only ones receiving solicitations to line their pockets with just the tiniest bit of effort. Small businesses are also popular targets. Read about the most notorious Internet scam and how you can avoid becoming a victim in For Property Inspectors: Am I Being Scammed?
Some inspectors think that an informal, handshake agreement is good enough to get the ball rolling on an inspection appointment, saving the legalities for when money actually changes hands. But it’s vital for home inspectors to protect their legal interests, as well as manage their clients’ expectations, by having their contract signed before performing any services. Read about the problems that can arise in InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen’s latest article, Unsigned Inspection Contracts.