California Home Inspections - Pre-Inspection Agreement

Pre-Inspection Agreement

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California Home Inspections - Pre-Inspection Agreement

California Home Inspections agrees to conduct an inspection for the purpose of informing the client of major deficiencies in the condition of the property. The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the client. The written report will only include the following:

  • Structural condition and basement
  • Electrical, plumbing, water heater, heating and cooling
  • Quality, condition and life expectancy of major systems
  • Kitchen and appliances
  • General interior, including ceilings, walls, windows, insulation and ventilation
  • General exterior, including roof, gutter, chimney, drainage, grading

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing only at the time of the inspection. Latent and concealed defects.

Maintenance and other items may be discussed, but they are not a part of our inspection. The report is not a compliance inspection or certification for past or present governmental codes or regulations of any kind.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of or danger from any potentially harmful substance and environmental hazards, including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, mildew, urea formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals, and water and airborne hazards. Also excluded are inspections of and reports on swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners, sprinkler systems, fire and safety equipment, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites and other insects. This inspector is not qualified to detect the presence of Chinese Drywall.  Accordingly the issue of Chinese Drywall (and its potential problems) is beyond the scope of the inspection report.

The parties agree that California Home Inspections, and its agents and employees, assume no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defect or deficiency, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT INTENDED OR TO BE USED AS A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ADEQUACY, PERFORMANCE OR CONDITION OF ANY INSPECTED STUCTURE, ITEM OR SYSTEM. CALIFORNIA HOME INSPECTIONS IS NOT AN INSURER OF ANY INSPECTED CONDITIONS.

The Client and California Home Inspections agree that should a court of competent jurisdiction determine and declare that any portion of this Agreement is void, voidable or unenforceable, the remaining provisions and portions shall remain in full force and effect. "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, this contract or arising out of, from or related to the inspection or inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under the Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the Arbitrator appointed there under shall be final and binding and judgment on the Award may be entered in any Court of competent jurisdiction."

I, The Client, acknowledge that by signing this I agree to, and understand all of the terms and conditions stated above and in this report.

Address of Inspection:

Client's Signature and Date 
Inspector's Signature and Date