President's Letter

New York State Association of Home Inspectors (NYSAHI)
Presidents Letter  July 2019
NYSAHI bill passes Assembly and Senate
The legislative session has ended. But this year, our bill, S4122 (a/k/a A6149), has PASSED both the Assembly and the Senate. The bill simply replaces the New York State home inspector licensing exam with the more rigorous and better-designed National Home Inspector Exam.

I will let you take a moment to, at least mentally, shout yippee or its equivalent.

It has taken a long time to get to this place but we are not quite done and we need you to help get us that last part of the way.

The Department of State likes the test they designed and are opposing our bill. They think that the state test is adequate and do not see any need to change to the National Exam. You will remember that we started many years ago working with them to make this change but to no avail.

I have written to the Governor on behalf of NYSAHI and as a home inspector to encourage him to sign the bills into law. I encourage you to do the same. The letter doesn’t need to be complicated or elaborate. In fact, below is a template for you to use as a starting point. Please, copy, paste, and make it your own. Print it out on your company letterhead and please do it this week.

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo,

I am writing to you to urge you to approve S4122 (a/k/a A6149), which has passed both houses of the Legislature and will be delivered to you for your review. I am a home inspector in X, and I believe that this bill to have New York State use the National Home Inspector exam will strengthen our industry, better reflect current norms of practice, and better protect consumers. I have taken both the New York and National Home Inspector exams, and I believe that the National Exam is a better test of knowledge, and therefore better able to ensure that the professional home inspectors can meet the high standards that New York home buyers expect and deserve. For all of these reasons, I urge you to approve this legislation. Thank you.


Your letters matter!!!

After you have dashed off that letter, I would like you to think about what issues you would like to see addressed by NYSAHI. Is there something that should be changed in the SOP or code of ethics? Something with our relationship as an industry with another industry? Is there something about how things are done in New York (limited to home inspections) that you want changed?

Send me an E-mail.

This process has been a long one. But we have persevered. I hope we can count on your support to finally achieve this goal

Annie-Laurie Hunter
NYSAHI President

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Annie-Laurie Hunter
NYSAHI President