Actually, the agreement was written by a well known home inspector attorney retained by InterNACHI. I added the term to one of the articles.
That is a very loose interpretation.
Carson Dunlop holds the rights to the software and writes articles, but I am sure they can defend themselves.
I will send the agreement of the the attorney once I change copywriter to COPYRIGHT.
Thank you for the post. Here is the revision.
3. The inspection and report are for the use of (CLIENT only.) The CLIENT gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents, owners, repair-persons, and other interested parties. The INSPECTOR shall be the (sole owner) of the report and all rights to it. The document a “COPYRIGHT” of the inspector Robert Young.
a. The INSPECTOR accepts no responsibility for use or misinterpretation by third parties. Any third parties who rely on it in any way do so (at their own risk) and release INSPECTOR, (Including employees and business entities) from any liability whatsoever.
b. Any / all third parties who rely on the report in any way also agree to all provisions in this Agreement.
c. INSPECTOR inspection of the property, and the report, are in no way a guarantee or warranty, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability or suitability of the home/building or its components.
d. All warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly excluded to the fullest extent allowed by law.
e. If any structure or portion of any structure that is to be inspected is a log home, log structure or includes similar log construction, CLIENT understands that such structures have unique characteristics that make it impossible for an inspector to inspect and evaluate them by an exterior visual inspection. Therefore, the scope of the inspection to be performed pursuant to this Agreement does not include decay of the interior of logs in log walls, log foundations or roofs or similar defects.