We don’t even use an agreement. The company I use to work for does not use one either. They have been in business for almost 20 years and done over 25,000 inspections and never had a problem.
We do have a Terms & Conditions that explains what be are responsible for and what we exclude from the inspection. We included it with each report. This is all we use -
The receipt and use of this report for its intended purpose constitutes acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions. An inspection of the type indicated on page 1 of the report has been performed on the subject property. Payment for this service is required when the report is delivered. An additional fee of $30 will be added to the inspection fee when payment is payed at closing. All pay at closings must be secured with a credit card. Credit card payment will automaticly be billed 7 days after the closing date, unless additional arragments are made.
The report is based on the inspector’s opinion of all information obtained through an extensive visual inspection of the premises. No warranty or insurance policy is either issued or implied. The liability of** Priority Home Inspections, Inc.** is limited to the inspection report fee. No errors or omissions claim will be considered if any repair work is begun or completed prior to Priority Home Inspections, Inc. written approval. No claim of any type will be considered more than 90 days after the date of the inspection.
The findings are not intended to cover latent defects that might not be discovered without extensive removal or disassembly of wall, floor, or ceiling coverings, wallboard, molding, or structural assemblies inaccessible for visual inspection. We are not responsible for moving personal items to gain inspection access.
The report represents the condition of the property and associated systems at the time of the inspection only. Changes to the reported condition of the property and associated systems occurring after the inspection and caused by failure to correct an existing deficiency, fair wear and tear, age and deterioration, expiration of useful life, lack of preventative maintenance and/or services, neglect, abuse, or acts of God are not the responsibility of **Priority Home Inspections, Inc., or the Real Estate Agents. **
The inspection report is the personal property of the person(s) for whom the inspection is performed and will not be used under any circumstances by any other party as evidence of the condition of the property and associated systems.
The inspector represents himself to be a subject matter specialist on the inspection of property and associated systems found in residential and commercial properties.** Priority Home Inspections, Inc.** ** **is a corporation licensed by Brevard County.
Priority Home Inspections, Inc. is not responsible for damages beyond our control, to the subject property occurring during or as a result of the inspection.
The inspection is in accordance with the standard operating procedures of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI).
We welcome questions on any aspect of our service, our inspection techniques, and the accompanying report.