Thank you for choosing Highlander Inspections, LLC to perform your home inspection. Highlander Inspections strives to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice as set forth by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of the home. This inspection is not technically exhaustive. The goal of this inspection and report is to place you in a better position to make an informed real estate decision. This report is a general guide and provides you with some objective information to help you make your own evaluation of the overall condition of the home and is not intended to reflect the value of the property, or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. Not all needs for improvement will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should still be anticipated. This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind. This Property Inspection Report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are: not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of expected service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate. When systems or components designated in the InterNACHI® Standards are present but are not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected is reported as well. A copy of the InterNACHI Standards of Practice is available at: https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm. These Standards define the scope of a home inspection. Clients sometimes assume that a home inspection will include many things that are beyond the scope. We encourage you to read the Standards of Practice so that you clearly understand what is included in the home inspection and report. The report is effectively a snapshot of the house—recording the conditions on a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property and update our report. The report has been prepared for your exclusive use, as our client. No use by third parties is intended. We will not be responsible to any parties for the contents of the report, other than the party named herein. The report itself is copyrighted, and may not be used in whole or in part without express written permission from Highlander Inspections, LLC. Again, thank you very much for the opportunity of conducting this inspection for you. We are available to you throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Should you have any questions, please call, text or email us.
The General Home Inspection is not a building code-compliance inspection, but a visual inspection for safety and system defects. The Inspection Report may comment on and identify as problems systems, components and/or conditions which may violate building codes, but although safety defects and building code violations may coincide at the time of the inspection, confirmation of compliance with any building code or identification of any building code violation is not the goal of this Inspection Report and lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection. If you wish to ascertain the degree to which the home complies with any applicable building codes, you should schedule a building code-compliance inspection.
"Qualified Professional" refers to a licensed, state certified (where applicable) and insured contractor or tradesman with a reasonable amount of experience. Qualified Professionals (contractors) conducting the repairs should provide written documentation in the form of a third party agreement, work order, or detailed invoice and preferably a warranty on their work. Additionally, I recommended that all qualified parties or specialists, when on-site, be asked to not only make essential repairs but to also further evaluate a system or component and to make recommendations as to other beneficial repairs, improvements or upgrades. The client is advised to seek at least two professional opinions and acquire estimates of repairs as to any defects, comments, mentions, and recommendations in this report. I recommend that all repair concerns and cost estimates be completed and documented prior to closing or purchasing property.
Pictures are included to help you understand and see what I saw at the time of the inspection. They are intended to show an example or illustration of an area of concern but may not show every occurrence and may not accurately depict its severity. Also note that not all areas of concern will be pictured. Do not rely on pictures alone. Please read the complete inspection report.
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTIES: This report is the exclusive property of Highlander Inspections LLC and the Client(s) listed above and is not transferable to any third parties or subsequent buyers. Our inspection and this report have been performed with a written contract agreement that limits its scope and usefulness. Unauthorized recipients are therefore advised not to rely upon this report, but rather to retain the services of an appropriately qualified home inspector of their choice to provide them with their own inspection and report.
Environmental issues are out of the scope of today's inspection and should be addressed separately. This inspection will not result in the information of presence of any environmental hazard that may be present, although if noticed in the course of my inspection may be reported as a possible concern. There may be environmental concerns that although may be present were not seen by the inspection today since I am not here for that type of inspection.
- Maintenance items, DIY items, or recommended upgrades will fall into this category. These concerns will ultimately lead to Moderate Concerns and Significant Concerns if left neglected for extended periods of time. These concerns are usually straightforward to remedy.
- Most items will fall into this category. Concerns that inevitably lead to, or directly cause (if not addressed in a timely manner) adverse impact on the value of the home, or unreasonable risk (Unsafe) to people or property. These concerns may require further evaluation or may be more complicated to remedy.
- A specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people or property. These concerns may be imminent, difficult or expensive to remedy.