sample inspection contract

sample inspection contract

Purpose

The purpose of the inspection is to endeavor to detect the presence of home defects by performing a visual inspection of the readily accessible components of a home and provide a written report identifying the defects observed and deemed material.

Scope

The scope of the inspection is limited to a visible, non-invasive readily accessible components of a home existing and apparent on the date and time of the inspection, utilizing the InterNACHI Standards of Practice as a guideline unless otherwise noted or not possible. The inspection excludes latent defects that cannot be reasonably detected. This is not a building code, title, or by-law compliance inspection.

Release

The client hereby releases and waives any claim it may have against the Inspector and 20/20 for omissions that the client may have against the Inspector that may reasonably not be determined during the regular course of a visual inspection.

Client(s) agrees that 20/20 and Inspector shall not be responsible for any consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building whatsoever.

Not A Warranty

The inspection and the report are in no way a guarantee, warranty or insurance policy, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability,suitability of the home or that hidden defects do or do not exist. • It is the responsibility of the Client to obtain from the home owner a disclosure of any known defects.

Exclusivity

The report is intended for the exclusive use and benefit of the Client. The Client agrees to give the Inspector permission to discuss observations with real estate agents or other interested parties. Inspector and 20/20 accept no responsibility for use by third parties and if the report is provided to another third party by you or any person acting on your behalf, you release Inspector and 2020 from any liability and agree to pay any associated costs. This Agreement is not transferable or assignable.

Litigation

The parties agree that any litigation arising out of this Agreement shall be filed in Alberta. If Inspector and/or 20/20 is the substantially prevailing party in any such litigation, the Client shall pay all costs, expenses, and legal fees of Inspector and 20/20 in defending said claims.

Limitations

The inspection will NOT address environmental concerns including, but not limited to: air quality, water quality/quantity, sealed/underground fuel storage tanks, asbestos, radon gas, molds, toxins, lead paint, soil contamination. The inspection report will also NOT address infestation by wood boring insects, rodents or other vermin. The Client understands and acknowledges that it may be necessary to call on specialists in these areas to identify and evaluate these risks.

The inspection contract does not include an inspection of any outbuildings or other structures not attached to the dwelling other than a garage or carport.

The inspection will include an inspection of the following components of the dwelling unless access is limited, weather or other conditions do not permit it: roofing; flashings or chimney; exterior including lot gradings, walkways, driveways, retaining walls, patios and decks; structure; electrical; heating and cooling systems (visual condition only); insulation; plumbing; interior.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. No statement or promise made by 20/20 or its respective officers, agents, contractors or employees shall be binding.

Payment

Payment of the fee set out in the receipt is due upon completion of the inspection. The Client agrees to pay all legal and time expenses incurred in collecting due payments, including attorney’s fees, if any.

Report Delivery

Unless otherwise agreed to, the inspection report will be delivered to you the same day or following morning.

Severance and Enforceability

If any provision of this agreement is invalid under any applicable statute or is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, then it shall be deemed to be severed from this agreement provided, however, that the remainder of this agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

If there is more than one Client, you are signing on behalf of all of them, and you represent that you are authorized to do so. If the Client is a corporation or similar entity, you personally guarantee payment of the fee.

Word On The Street

From Our Customers' Google Reviews

"Lucas Kirsch's knowledge of construction techniques, building materials & mechanical systems is clearly evident. His protocols are thorough & his reports are specific in highlighting defects. If you are seeking a exhaustive inspection, call Lucas & his team. We purchased one of his custom builds & are extremely happy!"

Jim B. Rooney

Partner at Dentons

"The 20/20 team were absolutely fantastic to deal with when they inspected a home my wife and I were considering purchasing. They were punctual and were actually early to the appointment, very thorough, and pleasant to talk with."

Bennett Stevenson

"Twenty20 has assisted us with purchasing a home, and completed an outstanding inspection. Their written report was beyond comprehensive, and on top of it has been available to us for an additional questions or home issues we have had over the years. They continue to give us great contacts for other services/trades. We have recommended them to many of our friends, who have all also been very pleased with the service."

Nicole Shalagan

"We would highly recommend a Home Inspection by 20/20 Home Inspections. As a result of their many years of experience in construction, their inspection was outstanding. We were particularly impressed with the time they spent with us explaining in great detail the mechanical systems in the home, the construction materials and techniques used in the home, and the building materials used in the home. Their knowledge and expertise were second to none and went far beyond our expectations."

Jan Shantz

"The quality of service we received was amazing! They were both very thorough, they took their time and they also showed us what they were doing and explained why they were doing it. They brought a lot to our attention, and showed us what to look for in our new home, and also what to do to maintain it. They were both very professional but very personable as well. They are both super knowledgeable."

Andrew Vorsteveld

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