Purpose of the Relocation Home Assessment Report
To provide a professional opinion of a relocating employees home in its as is condition, as of the date of assessment, limited to the definitions and guidelines as established in this report.
- Contact the homeowner for an appointment within 1 working day after accepting an assignment. If the homeowner cannot be reached, contact RAL 800-766-2366
- Inspect the property within 3 working days after accepting the assignment unless the homeowner delays the process. If the inspection cannot be completed in the required time frame or if the inspector will be unavailable to discuss the assignment after completion, it should not be accepted.
- E-Mail completed copies of the field report and photos within one day from the date of inspecting the property.
- Ask homeowner if property is on well/septic or public utilities.
- Call RAL for further direction if other structures (pool house, detached garage, barns, etc.), pool, septic or well exist on the property and an order for the inspection of any of these items was not received.
- Call RAL immediately after leaving the property if an immediate safety risk is discovered during your inspection such as a gas leak or possible carbon monoxide concern.
- Present a professional and courteous manner. Inspectors are among the few representatives of the client visible to the relocating homeowner.
- Feel free to discuss the homeowners general questions about the inspection process. Any specific questions regarding the inspection, however, should be referred to the RAL.
- Include digital photos as indicated in the RAL Photo Policy and as indicated per each category within this report. Complete a photo log to facilitate RALs understanding of all photographed items.
- Provide full explanations of each defect. If additional space is required use additional comments page.
For each category, when applicable, rate the status of each item by checking the box as follows:
Acceptable: The item is performing its intended function as of the date of inspection.
Not Present: The item does not exist in the structure being inspected.
Not Inspected: The item was not assessed because of inaccessibility or other reasons.
Defective: The item is either: structurally unsound, unsafe, hazardous, or inoperative / non-functioning.
Important - all items marked Defective or Not Assessed require a comment
within the body of the report, on the summary page, and in the photo log