Of Couse, a referral from a family member or friend would probably be the best. You want to make sure whoever you hire is a Florida licensed and insured Home Inspector. Many home inspectors belong to professional organizations like the ACICP, but it’s not required. They are voluntary certification, the license is the most important thing. Home inspectors and Florida contractors are regulated by the State of Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulations.
You can also go to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations website (myfloridalicense.com/dbpr) and look up a list of home inspectors.
Most home inspectors carry insurance. Just in case something goes wrong during an inspection. Or, if there’s an issue they may have misidentified in the inspection report. But many home inspectors might become less enchanted with a project if they perceive the homeowner could become litigious. Insurance rates are high enough, and home inspectors, like many other professionals, are hesitant to take on clients if they suspect the money they will earn from the project has a good chance of leading to problems with the homeowner and potential litigation.