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Top 2 Bottom Home Inspection Inc

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Top 2 Bottom Home Inspection Inc

    Top 2 Bottom Home Inspection Inc. Agreement for Home

    Inspection Services

    Client: Date:

    Address: Fee:

    For and in consideration of the terms of this agreement for Home Inspection Services the Inspector and

    Client agree to the following:

1. The purpose of this inspection is to provide the Client with a better understanding of the

    property’s condition as observed at the time of the home inspection.

    2. The Inspector agrees to perform a visual inspection of the subject property and to provide the

    Client with a written report identifying visually observable major deficiencies of the inspected

    systems and components that exist at the time of the inspection. The written report will include

    the following systems. STRUCTURAL, EXTERIOR, ROOFING, PLUMBING,

    ELECTRICAL, HEATING, CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, GENERAL INTERIOR,

    INSULATION, VENTILATION, FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING

    APPLIANCES.

    3. The inspection and the report will be performed according to the standards of The American

    Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI?), and the terms in this agreement shall have the same

    meaning given them in the ASHI Standards. A copy of the ASHI? standards will be provided at

    the client’s request. The inspection and the report are performed and prepared for the sole,

    confidential, and exclusive use for the Client. The Inspector is not responsible for the use or

    misinterpretation by third parties.

    4. Systems and items which are EXCLUDED from the inspection include, but are not limited to the

    following: recreational playground facilities, geological and soil conditions, sprinkler systems

    (fire and lawn), solar systems, water wells, below grade septic and drainage systems, forced air

    furnace heat exchangers, hard wired smoke detectors, wiring not part of the primary electrical

    distribution systems (including but not limited to: intercoms, cable TV, low voltage wiring,

    security systems, audio, and computer systems) appliances including portable air conditioning

    units(window units), and items considered to be cosmetic. Any comments regarding excluded

    systems and items are for information only and are not part of the inspection. The presence or

    absence of pests including visible wood destroying insects is excluded from this inspection,

    except where noted for informational purposes. The Client is urged to contact a licensed

    specialist if identification and extermination of the excluded pests (WDO) is desired.

    5. The Inspector is not required to move personal property, debris, furniture, equipment, and

    carpeting or like materials which may impede or limit visibility. Concealed or latent defects are

    excluded from the inspection. Equipment and systems will not be dismantled. The inspection is

    not intended to be technically exhaustive, nor is it a compliance inspection for any governmental

    codes or regulations.

    6. The inspection and the report do not address, and are not intended to address, the possible

    presence of, or danger from asbestos, microbial growth, radon gas, lead paint, urea formaldehyde,

    soil contamination, absence, presence, or condition of buried oil storage tanks, pesticides, toxic

    or flammable chemicals, water or airborne related illness or disease, and all other similar or

    potentially hazardous substances and conditions. The Client is urged to contact a specialist if

    information, identification or testing of the above is desired.

    7. NEITHER THE INSPECTION NOR THE INSPECTION REPORT IS A WARRANTY,

    EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ADEQUACY PERFORMANCE, OR

    CONDITION OF ANY INSPECTED PROPERTY. CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT

    THE CONDITION OF INSPECTED PROPERTY, SYSTEM OR ITEM, IS SUBJECT TO

    CHANGE AFTER THE REPORT IS ISSUED. THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE

    NOT INTENDED TO REFLECT THE VALUE OF THE PREMISES, OR TO MAKE

    ANY REPRESENTATION AS TO THE ADVISABILITY OR INADVISABLITY OF

    PURCHASE. THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE ONLY INTENDED TO EXPRESS

    THE OPINION OF THE INSPECTOR BASED ON A VISIBLE INSPECTION OF

    ACCESSIBLE PORTIONS OF PROPERTY, SYSTEMS AND ITEMS OF EXISTING

    CONDITIONS, AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION.

    8. The parties agree that the maximum liability for the Inspector arising from the failure to perform

    any of the obligations stated in this agreement SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FEE PAID FOR

    THE INSPECTION.

    9. Payment is due upon completion of the on-site inspection.

    10. This agreement represents the entire agreement between the Inspector and the Client. No change

    or modification shall be enforceable against either party unless such change or modification is in

    writing and signed by all parties. This agreement shall be binding and enforceable by the parties,

    and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns.

    11. Any matter concerning the interpretation of this Agreement, of the Inspection Report, or any claim

    based upon either of them shall be subject to mediation between the Inspector and the Client or

    failing such mediation shall be resolved by arbitration accordance with the Construction Industry

    Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, except for the rules pertaining to the

    arbitrator selection. The three (3) arbitrators should have knowledge of the home inspection

    industry and one arbitrator must be a member of ASHI? with at least five (5) years of Home

    Inspection experience.

Client has read this entire agreement and accepts and understands this agreement as herby

    acknowledged.

Please initial here if you would like us to provide a copy of your inspection report to your

    real estate agent. ____________

__________________________________ ________________________________

    Client or Representative Dated Inspector Dated

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