1. "Real property inspection report" means a report stating whether, after visual examination, a parcel of real property which is being collateralized is materially impaired.
2. A real property inspection report is not a property survey or an engineering document and is exempt from the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter which apply to property surveys. A real property inspection report shall not be filed or recorded with the county recorder. The real property inspection report shall include all of the following:
a. A clear and prominent statement of disclosure to the buyer that the real property inspection report is not a property survey or an engineering document and should not be relied upon as such, and that property boundaries shown may be approximate only.
b. A clear and prominent statement that the report is for the use of the mortgage lender or its assigns and determination of the actual placement of boundary lines should be addressed by a property survey in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
c. A person who completes the real property inspection report shall not represent themselves as a licensed land surveyor or a professional engineer for purposes of the report.
90 Acts, ch 1060, §1 ~IC91, § 114.35 ~IC93, § 542B.35 ~I96 Acts, ch 1055, § 5
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