The parties to this agreement hereinafter referred to as the
INSPECTOR and CLIENT agree as follows:
INSPECTOR agrees to perform a visual inspection of the dwelling and to provide
CLIENT with a written inspection report identifying the major deficiencies. The
inspection includes items and systems expressly and specifically
identified as follows: driveway and walkways, drainage, foundation, electrical system, plumbing and water heater, ceilings, floors, walls, doors, windows, attic, central air conditioning (weather
permitting), heating, crawl space/basement/slab, fireplaces and chimneys, siding and trim, roof and flashing, gutters,
insulation, ventilation and built-in appliances.
inspection will be performed in a manner consistent with the Standards of
Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors http://www.homeinspector.org/Standards-of-Practice
The inspection will be completed at the specified location and all
information will be conveyed to the client or the client’s representative at
the time the Inspection Report is completed. The inspection and report are
performed and prepared for the sole, confidential, and exclusive use and
possession of the Client. INSPECTOR accepts no responsibility for use or
misrepresentation by third parties.
and conditions which are NOT within
the scope of this inspection include, but are not limited to: environmental
hazards (e.g., lead-based paint, formaldehyde, toxic or flammable materials,
asbestos, content of drywall, radon gas, and mold (or other fungus); pest infestation; portable
appliances (e.g., washers, dryers, window air conditioners); furnace heat
exchangers, fire sprinkler systems; tennis courts; playground or other
recreational or leisure equipment; septic tanks; water wells, lighting fixtures outside the house such as yard lights and any low voltage lighting or any item
considered cosmetic in nature. Any general comments about these systems or
conditions are informational only and do not represent an inspection of
such. Radon gas testing and mold testing (if needed) can be done separately at an additional cost.
understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas
of the dwelling and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions
existing at the time of the inspection. The INSPECTOR will not climb on the
roof if he feels it is unsafe or impractical to do so. The
INSPECTOR will not enter any area of a crawlspace with less than 2 feet of
headroom or that has adverse conditions. The INSPECTOR is not responsible for
defects that may occur after the inspection is completed. Major deficiencies
and defects, which are latent or concealed, are EXCLUDED from this
inspection. The inspection is not intended to be technically exhaustive.
Equipment and systems will not be assembled or dismantled.
inspection report is not intended to be used as guarantee or warranty,
expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or condition of any
inspected structure, item or system. The inspection and report are not intended
to reflect the value of the premises, or to make any representation as to the
advisability of purchase or the suitability for use.
agrees to pay the INSPECTOR the agreed upon inspection fee upon the completion
of the inspection and the inspection
report will not be delivered until payment is received unless otherwise agreed
upon in advance. The fee can be paid with cash, by check, or credit card.
understood and agreed that if a dispute or controversy arises or should the
INSPECTOR be found liable for any loss or damages resulting from a failure to
perform any of the obligations of the INSPECTOR, including, but not limited to
negligence, breach of contract, fraud or otherwise, that the liability of the
INSPECTOR shall be limited to a sum equal to the amount of the Inspection Fee.
The CLIENT will notify INSPECTOR of any dispute or claim prior to making any
repairs and the INSPECTOR will have a right to examine any area of complaint
before any repairs are made. No claim will be considered if repairs are made
before notifying the INSPECTOR and allowing ample time for the INSPECTOR to
evaluate such claim and re-inspect the disputed area of the home. No claim will
be considered after 6 months from the date of inspection.
INSPECTION AGREEMENT represents the entire agreement between the INSPECTOR and
the CLIENT. No change or modification shall be enforceable against any party
unless such change or modification is in writing and agreed upon by both
parties. This agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by all parties,
and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, assign, agents,
attorneys in fact, attorneys at law, and representatives.