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Limitations on home inspector malpractice actions | RI Law

§ 9-1-14.4  Limitations on home inspector malpractice actions. – Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 9-1-13 and 9-1-14, an action against a licensed home inspector for injury or damage arising out of a home inspection shall be commenced within three (3) years of delivery to the client of the written home inspection report giving rise to the action; provided, however, that:

(1) One who is under disability by reason of age, mental incompetence, or otherwise, and on whose behalf no action is brought within the period of three (3) years from the foregoing date of delivery, shall bring the action within three (3) years from the removal of the disability;

(2) In respect to those injuries or damages arising out of a home inspection which could not in the exercise of reasonable diligence be discovered at the time of delivery of the inspection report, suit shall be commenced within three (3) years of the time that the injuries or damages arising out of the home inspection should, in the exercise of reasonable diligence, have been discovered.

Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility.

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