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Would-be inspectors complain about Citizens Property Insurance hiring practices

May 28, 2010 01:00PM

Citizens is under fire over inspector hiring practices that are allegedly too stringent

Some home inspectors are complaining that hiring procedures used by
Citizens Property Insurance are so daunting it is driving them away.
Oscar Torres, of All Point Inspectors in Tampa, said he thought the
extremely form-heavy applications discouraged him from applying,
although Citizens says anyone who meets the qualifications to be an
inspector will receive some of the $60 million in funding it is slated
to spend on such inspections. Citizens hired Inspection Depot to manage
inspections, and the company requires prospective inspectors to pay
several application fees and work on almost 300 pages of application
materials. It also charges fees for a number of background checks. [Sun Sentinel]