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Old 4/27/13, 2:23 PM
staylor7 staylor7 is offline
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Default Re: Recall Check will not be permitted in Florida

Originally Posted by jmurray4 View Post
I was there as well. In the middle of the meeting regarding the 1802. Some HI gets up and wants to complain about the "unfair trade practices" that allow GC to hire employees.
Actually, that "complaint" or concern is not against contractors as it is against the unfair trade practice. The concern is a legitimate issue. As I suspect you know, FS 627.711 allows contractors and engineers to utilize "unlicensed" employees to perform wind mitigation inspections for their respective companies (small businesses) while denying that right to building code officials, architects, and the lowly home inspector (also small business owners), That advantage affords the contractor and engineer business owner a distinct market advantage over the other small business owners enumerated in the statute. The unfair advantage likely is a violation of the unfair trade practice act. (FS. 501.204): 501.204 Unlawful acts and practices.
(1) Unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce are hereby declared unlawful.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that, in construing subsection (1), due consideration and great weight shall be given to the interpretations of the Federal Trade Commission and the federal courts relating to s. 5(a)(1) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. s. 45(a)(1) as of July 1, 2006.

Your perception of home inspectors complaining against the contractors is an inaccurate assessment.

Steve Taylor
Taylor Inspection Services, Inc.
Atlantic Beach Florida 32233
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