This inspection is a non-invasive examination of readily accessible systems and components as outlined in the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors(ASHI) or your specific state standards. In compliance, our reports are subject to the Definitions, Scope, Limitations, Exceptions, and Exclusions as outlined in the Standards of Practice. A copy of the Standards of Practice may be obtained from your inspector.
In general, home inspections include a visual examination of readily accessible systems and components to help identify material defects - as they exist at the time of the inspection. This is not a technically exhaustive inspection and will not necessarily list all minor home maintenance or repair items. Latent, inaccessible, or concealed defects are excluded from this inspection. Inspectors do not move furniture, appliances, personal items, or other materials that may limit his/her inspection. We do not report on cosmetic or aesthetic issues. Unless otherwise stated, this is not a code inspection. We did not test for environmental hazards or the presence of any potentially harmful substance.
Use of Reports
If the inspection is performed in connection with the sale, exchange or transfer of the property, copies of the report may be provided to the principals in the transaction and their agents. However, the report is for your sole information and benefit. We do not intend for anyone but the person(s) listed on this report to benefit, directly or indirectly, from this agreement and inspection report. Our contractual relationship is only to the person(s) purchasing our report/service.
BY ACCEPTANCE OF OUR INSPECTION REPORT, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS OF OUR INSPECTION AGREEMENT. A copy of this agreement was made available immediately after scheduling your inspection or prior to the beginning of your inspection. In addition, a copy is included on our website with your final inspection report. You should review the liability limitations and terms of the agreement carefully before accepting your inspection report. Should you discover a defect for which we may be liable to you, you must notify us and give us a reasonable opportunity to re-inspect the property before you repair the defect.
We understand the serious nature of real estate transactions and attempt to take reasonable actions to provide value and protect our clients. A part of many real estate transactions are contingencies limiting the time available for follow up inspections, repair work, or further inquiries. We are not responsible for any investigations that are not completed prior to the end of the contingency period.
The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report:
Inspected: The item was visually observed and appears to be functioning as intended.
Not Inspected: The item was not inspected (reason for non-inspection should be noted).
Not Present: The item was not found or is not present.
Action Items: The item should be monitored and repair/replacement should be considered. (Includes definitions, helpful tips, recommended upgrades, conditions requiring repair due to normal wear, and conditions that have not significantly affected usability or function - but may if left unattended).