An Act To Increase the Safety of Home Buyers Concerning Chimney Inspections
Sec. 1. 33 MRSA §173, sub-§5, as amended by PL 2017, c. 181, §2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 33 MRSA §173, sub-§6, ¶B, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 181, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 33 MRSA §173, sub-§7 is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 33 MRSA §459-A is enacted to read:
§ 459-A. Inspection reports
If a purchaser of residential real property engages an inspector to conduct an inspection of the property that does not include a comprehensive inspection of all chimneys and vents, the inspector shall provide the purchaser with a report including the statement: "This inspection does not include the condition or safety of chimneys and vents on the property."
This bill requires that, in conveyances of residential real property, if the chimneys and vents of the property have not been inspected, the seller's disclosure to the buyer must state that the seller is making no representation as to the inspection or safety of the chimneys or vents and any inspector commissioned by the buyer must provide the buyer with a report stating that the inspection does not include the condition or safety of chimneys or vents on the property.