Home Inspections LLC
5850 Centre Avenue Suite #407
Property Address: ___________________________________________
Inspection Date/Time: ___________________________________________
Attendance: Buyer – Buyers Agent – Seller – Listing Agent – Tenant
Please read and sign this Pre-Inspection Agreement, which becomes part of the
final report. This document explains the Scope of the Inspection, Limits of the
Inspection, General Exclusions, Terms and Conditions, Limitations of Liability,
and an Arbitration Agreement. You may call us for an explanation of this
agreement or any aspect of the report which you do not fully understand.
SCOPE OF INSPECTION
The purpose of the inspection is to report the general condition of the home and
identify and disclose major defects and deficiencies of the inspected systems and
components which existed at the time of the inspection and which are evident to
the inspector upon ordinary visual observation. Minor and cosmetic defects may
be listed in the report for maintenance purposes but it is not the intent, nor will
the inspection report identify and list all minor and cosmetic defects.
The client is encouraged to accompany the inspector during the inspection.
Client participation shall be at the client’s risk for personal injury or damage to
person or property for any reason or from any cause. The inspection and report
are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and
possession of the client(s). The inspection report is not transferable. Systems
and components to be inspected include: exposed and visible foundations and
structures, exteriors, roofing, plumbing, electrical, attic, interiors, bathrooms and
kitchen, basement and crawlspaces, heating and central air conditioning, and
garage or carport.
LIMITS OF THE INSPECTION
The inspection is limited to the readily accessible and visible systems, equipment
and components of the home. The inspector will not dismantle and/or move
equipment, systems, furniture, appliances, floor coverings, finished or fastened
surfaces or components, personal property or other items to conduct this
inspection or otherwise to expose concealed or inaccessible conditions. The
inspection will not include destructive testing of any kind.
The following conditions are NOT within the scope of the inspection:
1) Water or air quality
2) Presence of toxic or carcinogenic matter emitted from the ground, building
materials, in water or air supply or from the operation of any equipment.
3) Items that are obstructed, inaccessible or not in plain view.
4) Mold or mold type.
5) Animal or insect infestations.
Examples of the conditions excluded above include the presence or
absence of asbestos, lead paint, radon, urea formaldehyde insulation, or
termite/pest infestation. It is the responsibility of the client to conduct further
inspection by qualified consultants to disclose the presence of these
contaminants and the means of remediation.
The following components or systems are NOT within the scope of the
inspection: security systems; appliances; playground equipment; swimming
pools; hot tubs/spas; lawn sprinkler systems; intercom and audio systems;
antennas; central vacuums; solar systems; water softeners and filters; wells;
septic systems; latent defects; adequacy of system designs; zoning or building
THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY
that the items inspected are defect-free, or that concealed defects do not or will
Problems may exist even though signs of such may not be present
during the inspection.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
A. The Client recognizes that this report is solely for the benefit of the Client and
that any person or party designated by the Client to receive information in this
report shall be subject to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS contained herein. Such
designation shall be provided in writing to the inspector.
B. The client agrees that any claim arising in connection with this agreement
shall be made in writing to the Company at the address above by certified mail,
return receipt requested within 10 days after discovering any problem.
C. The client agrees to allow the inspection company to re-inspect before
changing the condition of the problem, except in an emergency. Failure to allow
the inspection company the opportunity to re-inspect, as required above, shall
constitute a waiver of any and all claims client may have against the Company.
D. The Client agrees that, to the extent allowed by law, any damages or breach
of this contract or report are limited to the amount of the inspection fee only.
Furthermore, the Client agrees to pay all attorney fees should the Client pursue a
civil action against the Company, and fail to prevail.
E. The Client agrees that this agreement represents the entire agreement
between the parties. No oral agreements, understandings or representations
shall change, modify or amend any part of this agreement. No change or
modification shall be enforceable against any party unless such changes or
modifications are in writing and signed by the parties and supported by valid
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENT:
It is understood and agreed that the Home Inspections LLC, is not an
insurer and that the inspection and report are not to be intended or construed as
a guarantee or warranty of the adequacy, performance or condition of any
structure, item or system at the property address. The Client hereby releases and
exempts the Company and its agents and employees of and from all liability and
responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defect or
deficiency and for any consequential damage, property damage, or personal
injury of any nature.
Any dispute, controversy, interpretation or claim including claims for, but not
limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation
arising out of, from, or related to, this contract or arising out of, from or related to
the inspection or inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding
arbitration under the rules of the state. The decision of the Arbitrator appointed
thereunder shall be final and binding judgment on the Award that may be entered
in any Court of competent jurisdiction.
INSPECTION FEE: $___________________
I, the undersigned, have carefully read the preceding Inspection Agreement and
Description and fully understand and agree with the limitations, exclusions and
Client Signature: ___________________________ Date ___________________
Agent for Client Signature: ___________________________________________