I won’t get into your referenced SOP, but as you can probably guess, I don’t much like it. Why would you want to reference an SOP that requires you to “describe the methods you used to inspect?” No one cares that much and it could lead to an argument that you failed to describe in painstaking detail all the methods you used to inspect something. Aaaaggghh. Use an SOP that is clean cut.
Wouldn’t that be nice if it were true. Generally, I’m opposed to making outlandish statements in my agreements that won’t hold up in court anyway and which cause the court to look suspiciously at your otherwise reasonable clauses. I realize that InterNACHI’s agreement contains similar language.
All of a sudden, in the middle of your agreement, you go all CAPS with:
In general, I reserve ALL CAPS for those statements that I want to later (in court) point to, and argue that I gave prominence to them (by making them ALL CAPS) in an effort to be forthright with my client about this part of the agreement.
This is not a statement I would reserve for that situation.
What does that mean? It’s oddly in blue and within parenthesis. Who is to exclude it from what?
Perhaps you meant to tie it to the end of paragraph 8, in which case you could just say “unless any of these inspection services were separately ordered and additionally paid for” or something like that.