Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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It's not boilerplate software.
The software is what you use to make your report. i.e. you use Word, I use Palm-Tech, others use 3D, etc.
Boilerplate is the text you put in the report. For example:
I have a final comment section in my report. I always use this same text (below) and then add on any comments pertinent to that particular inspection.
Home inspectors are generalists conducting an essentially visual inspection and recommending specialists in the appropriate area for specific repairs. Some specialists, and other people, will disagree with my opinions. I always defer to specialists opinions, since as a matter of law, they know more than I do. I've put my opinions in writing. I feel you should have them put their opinions in writing also. If they refuse to do so, you need to establish what weight to give each opinion,
I recommend that you obtain as much history as is available concerning this property. This historical information may include copies of any seller's disclosures, previous inspection or engineering reports, reports prepared by or for: relocation companies; municipal inspection departments; lenders; insurers; and appraisers. You should attempt to determine whether repairs, renovation, remodeling, additions or other such activities have taken place at this property.
No cost estimates are provided by B4U Close Home Inspections. Cost estimates are prepared by qualified specialists in a given trade. They are usually preceded by specific measurements taken (that are outside the scope of this inspection) and labor, equipment and material cost data that are generally not possessed by home inspectors. Client is advised to obtain a copy of the Seller's Disclosure Statement and review it prior to closing.
Client is also advised to conduct a pre-closing walk through of the residence immediately before finalizing to verify that all items that were to be repaired are repaired and that the property condition has not substantially changed since this inspection. Client should request verification that agreed upon repairs/replacements were made by qualified licensed tradesmen and contractors where necessary. I recommend that Client investigate and consider the purchase of a Home Warranty through your real estate agent. This warranty may help protect you in the event a covered system fails or needs repair/replacement after closing.