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518 Home Inspector, LLC 

INSPECTION AGREEMENT

 

This Inspection Agreement is between the “Client” listed above and “518 Home Inspector, LLC”. The scope of this inspection is to report on the general condition of the visible portions of the primary building(s) on the property and to inform the "Client" of substantial defects (cost over fifteen hundred dollars to repair) as they exist on the date of the inspection. We, as inspectors, are not professional estimators. It is up to you, the purchaser, to obtain quotes for the recommended repairs (especially any that you are concerned may cost over $1500) during your contingency time-period. “Home inspectors are licensed by the NYS Department of State. Home Inspectors may only report on readily accessible and observed conditions as outlined in this pre-inspection agreement, Article 12 B of the Real Property Law and the regulations promulgated thereunder including, but not limited to, the Code of Ethics and Regulations and the Standards of Practice as provided in Title 19 NYCRR Subparts 197-4 and 197-5 et seq. Home inspectors are not permitted to provide engineering or architectural services”; and “If immediate threats to health or safety are observed during the course of the inspection, the client hereby consents to allow the home inspector to disclose such immediate threats to health or safety to the property owner and/or occupants of the property.”

The Home inspection is limited to a visual examination of the exposed and readily accessible surfaces of the building(s). The inspection does not contemplate or involve the dismantling or moving of any objects or portions of the premises. Under normal circumstances, it is possible that a defect may be concealed (including but not limited to septic systems, in-wall and/or underground piping and electric wiring, or deliberate concealment). Examples of objects not removed include insulation, siding, storage, secured attic hatches, furniture, cabinets, and ceiling tiles. Roofs are not always observable due to pitch, orientation, snow, ice, rain, or height (exceeding 1 ladder length -12 feet). For Safety, we do not enter crawl spaces less than 36 inches in height. We do not inspect swimming pools/hot tubs/Jacuzzi. The inspection does not cover chimney interiors, liners, or furnace/boiler internals. If concerns exist about these issues, hire a specialist now during your contract contingency period. We do not test heating or cooling distribution of ducts or boiler systems (boilers). We do not test air conditioning units if the temperature is under 65 degrees (F). Mold and or Termites/Carpenter Ant Damage may be present in any visible and/or hidden areas where moisture or water damage has occurred.

We do not test for lead paint, or asbestos. If you have concerns about asbestos, or lead paint, you should have testing and verification conducted by an approved laboratory. For any questions, contact the Environmental Protection Agency.

The inspection and report thereon are not a warranty, guarantee, or insurance policy of any kind (or a statement of insurability), or a substitute for any disclosure statement required by law. This is not a code & regulation compliance inspection. We can’t predict the life span of any components of your home. We give general life expectancies. Realize that even young systems can fail. We do not inspect or guarantee any components for proper installation compliance with its manufacturer or the codes.

Report Confidentiality: The inspection report is for the exclusive, private use of the "Client". The "Client" will be issued one copy of the inspection report. Distribution or resale of this report to other parties (other than the "Clients" attorney and buyer’s agent, if any) relieves the "Inspector" of any responsibility for the contents of the report.

Client” Participation: The "Client" should speak about any areas of concern. Following receipt of the inspection report, the "Client" agrees to read and study the entire report and call the "Inspector" directly if there are any questions or concerns.

Dispute Resolution: If within 6 months of the inspection the "Client" should have a complaint against "518 Home Inspector, LLC” about a significant defect ($1,500 or greater), prior to any alteration, repair or replacement, the "Client" shall provide reasonable notice to, and permit inspection of the condition(s) that gave rise to the complaint by " 518 Home Inspector, LLC". The maximum liability to “518 Home Inspector, LLC” is the sum of the inspection fee. The "Client" agrees to hold " 518 Home Inspector, LLC " harmless for any and all claims relating to conditions that are altered, repaired or replaced without said notice or inspection. In the event that “CLIENT” fails to prove any adverse claims against “518 Home Inspector, LLC” in a court of law, the “CLIENT” agrees to pay all reasonable costs to include legal fees and expenses incurred by the prevailing party “518 Home Inspector, LLC” in defending against said claims or disputes arising in any way pursuant to this agreement.

I/We have read, understand and agree to all of the above terms and conditions and give 518 Home Inspector, LLC permission to release radon gas test results (if any) to third parties, with client permission:

 

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