HB 2260 is a new bill that was activated in the state of Kansas affecting home inspectors. HB 2260 provides new stipulations for the surety bond required under present law for home inspectors, which must be at least $10,000. The new bill states that the surety bond must be from a State authorized corporate surety, and the surety bond must present its effective date and expiration date. Additionally, the new bill states that the surety bond will be conditioned on the inspector’s truthful work procedures and compliance with the regulations of all contracts into which they enter. As a final point, the law provides that despite of the amount of claims made against the surety bond or the number of years it remains in force, the collective/aggregate liability of the surety will in no event surpass the amount of the surety bond.
Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.