I'm receiving calls and e-mails regarding AMCs and lenders asking Illinois appraisers to comment on home inspections done by others. If you do NOT hold an Illinois Home Inspection license, you will be charged with unlicensed practice. What follows is from the Illinois Home Inspection website: A Home Inspection is an examination of the exterior and interior components of residential real property. This includes the examination of at least 2 of the following: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system; Plumbing system; Electrical system; Structural composition; Foundation; Roof; Masonry structure; or Any other residential real property component as established by rule. It is illegal for a person, including an entity, to act, engage, develop, practice or advertise as a home inspector without a proper home inspector license issued under the Illinois Home Inspector License Act. A person who violates this is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.