Authorization for Home Inspection Services

Please read the contract and sign below. Your electronic signature will be your acceptance of the home inspection agreement between the inspector and you. This is a preliminary contract, and there will be a printed version of this to be signed at the completion of the inspection

Please print a copy of the home inspection agreement for your records.

HOME INSPECTION AGREEMENT -- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING
We recommend having all contracts reviewed by counsel before signing.

1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF INSPECTION AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE; It is agreed that the purpose of this inspection and report is to provide knowledge and information about the GENERAL CONDITION of the main structure on the Property including its plumbing, central heating, central air conditioning and electrical systems, which will be useful to the Client. Our inspection will be performed strictly in accordance with the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE of the American Society of Home Inspectors and will, therefore, be a visual inspection only. A copy of the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE will be available for review at the inspection site or you can request a copy in advance by calling 1-(775)-315-0140

We will inspect all items set forth in the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE and will attempt to identify and report on any visible MAJOR DEFECT in the structure, the plumbing, central heat, central air conditioning and electrical system of the Property. A MAJOR DEFECT is defined as a condition that renders the STRUCTURE or SYSTEM unsafe or is in need of immediate major repair to be functional. It is understood and agreed that due to limited access and time constraints the condition of some individual components and/or some items in need of minor repair may not be reported on.

2. LIMITED, VISUAL INSPECTION; The client acknowledges that the Company inspector is a generalist and not a specialist and will not perform a technically exhaustive examination or engineering evaluation of any system or component, nor will the inspector report on conditions that are not visible, accessible or apparent at the time of inspection, or on latent conditions or on conditions or defects that could only be observed after performance of destructive testing or probing, or removal of walls, floors, ceilings, panels, tiles, fixtures, personal belongings or other obstacles. Attic areas lacking an adequate walking surface are not accessible. A crawl space will be deemed accessible if there is a minimum of 18 inches clearance from the soil to the bottom of the joist or other obstructions. The inspector will not enter an area that is flooded, unsafe, contains hazardous materials or lacks a minimum 18 inch by 24 inch opening.

3. NOT A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY; Although the subject property, components and systems may be functional and/or in working condition at the time of the inspection, their condition may change thereafter. Therefore the Client acknowledges that the Company does not make any representations, guarantees, warranties or promises as to the actual, reported or future condition of the subject property or its systems and components, or their value or fitness for use or habitability. Rather, the inspection and report are intended only to express the opinion of the Company of the GENERAL CONDITION of the subject property, and certain specific systems based solely on a visual, limited inspection.

4. ITEMS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED; The following are outside the scope of our inspection: building code or zoning violations; design defects, geological or soils stability or condition; surface drainage from nearby property, subsurface drainage, termites, pests or dry rot; fungus, mildew, mold; pet odors or pet damage, asbestos, radon, formaldehyde, fiberglass, lead or other environmental hazards; cost estimates; manufacturer’s or product defects, condition of detached buildings; Pools/Spas, saunas and their associated equipment; heat exchangers, sewage systems and/or their associated equipment; underground storage tanks and/or their associated equipment; fire or security systems or intercoms; radio controlled devices; elevators or automatic gates; solar systems; household appliances, water softeners, sprinkler systems or personal property.

5. THIRD PARTY(S); This inspection report is not intended for use by anyone but the party named as our client in the report heading. Any use of this report by third party(s) without the expressed written consent of both Client and Company is unauthorized. The client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its employees for all cost, expenses and legal fees incurred and arising out of any legal proceeding brought by any third party who claims he or she relied on representations made in such inspection report and was damaged thereby.

6. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY; It is understood and agreed that the purpose of the inspection and report is to provide information about the GENERAL CONDITION of the structure and its systems and to report any visible MAJOR DEFECT. It is further understood that, in spite of our best efforts, there may be minor defects and/or potential problems that will not be detected during this inspection or covered in the report. The omission of a minor defect or potential problem does not constitute a failure to perform under the terms of this contract nor is it an error or omission for which damages can be claimed.

7. WITNESS FEES AND COST; Should the Company or any member thereof be required by any party to provide testimony, or other evidence, written or verbal, concerning the substance of the home inspection and/or report prepared for the Client herein, Client agrees to reimburse the Company at the rate of $85.00 per hour in four hour increments plus reasonable out-of-pocket travel expense.

8. ARBITRATION; Any dispute , controversy interpretation or claim including claims for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising out of, from or related to the inspection or inspection report shall be submitted first to a Non-Binding Mediation conference and absent a voluntary settlement through Non-Binding Mediation to be followed by a final and Binding Arbitration, if necessary, as conducted by Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC or Resolute Systems, Inc. utilizing their respective rules and procedures. If you would like to utilize the Mediation or Arbitration services of another dispute resolution provider other than one of those so stated please submit your recommendation to us for our consideration. If the dispute is submitted to Binding Arbitration, the decision of the Arbitrator appointed there under shall be final and binding and the enforcement of the arbitration award my be entered in any Court of administrative tribunal having jurisdiction thereof.
NOTICE: YOU AND WE WOULD HAVE A RIGHT OR OPPORTUNITY TO LITIGATE DISPUTES THROUGH A COURT AND HAVE A JUDGE OR JURY DECIDE THE DISPUTES BUT HAVE AGREED INSTEAD TO RESOLVE DISPUTES THROUGH MEDIATION AND BINDING ARBITRATION.

9. NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PRESETTLEMENT WALK-THROUGH OR REAL ESTATE TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT;
If you are the buyer of this property you are expected and agree to perform a thorough final walk-through inspection prior to closing. You are at risk for those conditions that have changed or became accessible since our inspection. As our client you agree to provide the inspector with all applicable disclosure information prior to the start of the home inspection. It is understood and agreed that neither the inspector nor the inspection company will be liable for defects not disclosed by the seller or a seller’s representative. If you are a seller, this inspection is supplemental to the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement required by law and shall not be used as a substitute for the disclosure statement required by Civil Code Section 1102.0.

10. WAIVER / SEVERABILITY; No waiver or any breach of any provision of this agreement shall constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions herein. In the event any provision of this agreement is held by any court to be invalid, void or unenforceable by action of law or in equity, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

11. FIRST RIGHT OF REPAIR; In other than emergency circumstances, the Company shall retain the first right to review and arrange for the repair of any item Client claims to be a major defect but not reported and which is included in the scope of our Standard Home Inspection. Any repairs, other than those required in the event of an emergency, which are performed prior to the inspectors review and approval shall be done at the client’s risk and expense with no further recourse against the inspector or inspection company.

12. FEES; The fee for this inspection and report will be $______________________
All fees are due and payable at the time of inspection unless prior arrangements have been made. If billed to escrow, an additional administrative fee of $50.00 will be charged. If escrow closes more than 30 days after date of inspection, an additional $35.00 re-billing will apply.
 Please make check payable to: Certi-Spec Inspections 
1436 B Kimmerling Rd. Gardnerville, NV 89460
AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACT:

Except as noted above, the above specifications, conditions and fee are satisfactory and hereby accepted. You are authorized to proceed with the inspection.

Inspection Company, by  _____________________________ Phil Thomasson
Client(s)  _____________________________________ / _____________________________________ Date_______________________________
The party(s) signing above certify that they are authorized to sign on behalf of all parties who, as our client,
will be relying upon this inspection and report in the sale or purchase of the above listed property

The day this document is considered complete.

The full name of the person making this agreement.

The address of the planned inspection.

Check the box to signify that you have read the contract terms.

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