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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 221: Definitions applicable to Secs. 222 to 226

  Section 221. As used in sections 222 to 226, inclusive, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:--

  "Associate home inspector'', a person employed by a licensed home inspector to conduct home inspections of residential buildings under the supervision of a licensed home inspector who is licensed pursuant to this chapter.

  "Board'', the board of registration of home inspectors established pursuant to section 96 of chapter 13.

  "Client'', a person who engages the services of a home inspector for the purpose of obtaining inspection of and a written report on the condition of a residential building.

[ Definition of "Division'' effective until July 18, 2021. For text effective July 18, 2021, see below.]

  "Division'', the division of registration.

[ Definition of "Division'' as amended by 2021, 39, Sec. 65 effective July 18, 2021. See 2021, 39, Sec. 128. For text effective until July 18, 2021, see above.]

  "Division'', the division of occupational licensure.

  "Home inspection'', the process by which a home inspector observes and provides pursuant to the sale and transfer of a residential building, a written evaluation of the following readily accessible components of a residential building: heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems, structural components, foundation, roof, masonry structure, exterior and interior components and any other related residential housing components. A home inspection shall, at a minimum, conform with standards of practice promulgated by the board.

  "Home inspector'', a person licensed as a home inspector pursuant to this chapter.

  "Residential building'', a structure consisting of one to four dwelling units.