KHIRB website is now closed
The five year old legislation that authorized regulation of Kansas Home Inspectors has expired as of July 1, 2013. SB 37’s sole purpose was to remove a sunset clause and was passed on a Senate vote of 36 to 3 and on a House vote of 102 to 17, but it was then vetoed by the Governor with a stated intention of eliminating “unneeded regulation”.
The original Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act and its later revisions (HB2315 and HB2260) were the culmination of ten years of negotiations between Home Inspectors, Realtors, and Consumer Protection Attorneys. These simple and inexpensive rules and regulations were widely praised by all parties as an unmitigated success, with only 3 formal complaints filed during the existence of the regulatory board (KHIRB). We regret Governor Brownback’s unilateral actions that put an end to these needed and effective consumer protections, and now advise Homebuyers and Sellers to choose their home inspectors carefully, as there are no longer minimum experience or educational requirements, no requirement for proof of financial responsibility or fidelity bond, no general liability or other insurance requirements, etc.
To find a qualified home inspector in your area, go to KAREI.ORG and click on find an inspector.
The Kansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors (KAREI) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of Kansas Home Inspectors and serving as a resource center for Homebuyers, Sellers, and Realtors.