Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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The inspection agreement if written and used properly is a disclaimer. It should say what you do, what you can’t do, who you are doing it for, etc. Mine includes a limitation of liability to the amount of fee paid, a section explaining that there is no warranty expressed or implied, that we don’t report on environmental conditions (air/water quality, mold, etc.) an arbitration clause, how to complain, and other things. It’s two full pages, and will probably grow to three at the next rewrite.
You do the specific disclaiming in your report, like, "the left wall of the family room was not visible because of a wall to wall and floor to ceiling entertainment center. Hidden defects not visible at the time of the inspection may be present".