Inspection Service Agreement

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  • Rob Smith Property Investigations – Inspection Service Agreement


    I (Client) hereby request a limited visual inspection of the structure at the address indentified on page 3 of this contract, for my sole use and benefit. I warrant that I will read the following agreement carefully. I understand that I am bound by all the terms of this contract. I further warrant that I will read the entire inspection report when I receive it and promptly call the Inspector with any questions I may have.
  • Scope of Inspection

    The scope of the inspection and report is a limited visual inspection of the readily accessible general systems and components of the home to identify any system or component listed in the report which may be in need of immediate major repair. The inspection will be performed in compliance with ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and/or the generally accepted standards of practice, a copy of which is available upon request or included with this report. The scope of the inspection is limited to the items listed within the report pages. The report contains technical information. If you will not be present during the inspection please call my office to arrange for a verbal consultation with the Inspector. If you choose not to consult with the Inspector, this Inspection Company cannot be held liable for your understanding or misunderstanding of the inspection report’s contents.
  • Outside the Scope of Inspection

    Any area which is not exposed to view is concealed, or is inaccessible because of soil, walls, floors, carpets, ceilings, furnishings, unsafe conditions or any other thing is not included in this inspection. The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling. Client agrees to assume all the risk for all conditions which are concealed from view, or excluded, at the time of inspection. Client acknowledges what is being contracted for is a building inspection and not an environmental evaluation. The inspection is not intended to detect, identify or disclose any health or environmental concerns regarding the building(s) and/or adjacent property, including, but not limited to , the presence of asbestos, radon, lead, urea‐formaldehyde, fungi, mold, mildew, animals, bio‐organic growth, PCBs, or any other toxic materials or substances contained in the water, air, soils, or building materials or products.
  • Whether or not they are concealed, the following ARE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THIS INSPECTION:

    Whether or not they are concealed, the following ARE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THIS INSPECTION:
    • Building code or zoning ordinance violations or compliance with current code requirements.
    • Geological stability or soils conditions.
    • Structural stability or engineering analysis
    • Termites, pests or other wood destroying organisms and related damage.
    • Asbestos, mold, fungi, bio‐organic growth, radon, formaldehyde, lead, water or air quality, electromagnetic radiation or any other environmental hazards.
    • Building value appraisal or repair cost estimates and/or methods.
    • Condition of detached buildings.
    • Pools or spas bodies and underground piping.
    • Specific components noted as being excluded on the individual system inspection forms.
    • Private water or private sewage systems.
    • Saunas, hot tubs, steam baths, and their related fixtures and equipment.
    • Radio‐controlled devices, automatic gates, elevators, lifts, dumbwaiters and thermostatic or time clock controls.
    • Water softener / purifier systems or solar heating systems.
    • Furnace heat exchangers, freestanding appliances, security alarms, low‐voltage signal systems (such as phone and cable television) or personal property.
    • Adequacy, strength of efficiency of any system or component and causes of any deficiencies.
    • Prediction of life expectancy of any item, future conditions or operating costs.
    • Building permits and identification of modifications / additions.
    • Inside of any piping or any underground piping or components, including, but not limited to, Underground Storage Tanks, water /wastewater piping, vent piping, dryer vent piping, etc.
    • Advisability of purchase of the property.
    • Acoustical properties of the building or any perceived noise conditions.
    • Effectiveness of any system installed or methods utilized to control or remove suspected hazardous substances.
    • The detection, identification, disclosure, or reporting on the presence of “Chinese Drywall” products or potential environmental concerns or hazards arising out of the existence of these products.

    (Some of the above items may be included in this inspection for additional fees – check with the Inspector)