SAMPLE INSPECTION CONTRACT
This agreement between the home inspection entity, Five Borough Home Inspection LLC, and the inspection client supersedes any oral comments and discussions conducted at or prior to the inspection. Five Borough Home Inspection LLC does not provide any expressed or implied guarantees or warranties in connection with the inspection or the inspection report. The inspection is performed according to the Standards of Practice of the Home Inspector License Act of New York State. A copy of which is available upon request.
The purpose of the inspection is to provide the client with a summary of the observations made during the inspection. The inspection is a visual and non-invasive evaluation of the property. Emphasis is placed on safety issues and issues requiring major expense to repair. The inspector is not required to move furniture, appliances and stored items. Therefore, areas of the property that are inaccessible or which are hidden from view may not be inspected.
This report is NOT a guarantee of code compliance of the building being inspected.
This report is NOT a warranty of the condition of the premises, nor an opinion as to the advisability of the property for purchase.
Only normal operating controls will be used during the inspection. A representative number of electrical switches, lights, and receptacles will be tested for operation.
The inspector will walk on low-slope roofs when conditions permit; when the roof is accessible by a 12 foot folding ladder; and when little or no potential exists for damage to the roof covering.
Central A /C units will not be operated unless the ambient temperature has been at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 24 hours prior. A /C units can be damaged if operated at low ambient temperatures.
Attics and crawl spaces will be entered and evaluated when they can be safely accessed.
Five Borough Home Inspection LLC inspectors will not perform any procedures that could lead to their personal injury or which could cause damage to the subject property.
Appliances and mechanical systems will be operated using normal controls. The inspector is not required to ignite pilot lights, turn on gas or water valves, or reset electrical breakers.
Five Borough Home Inspection LLC does not provide engineering, architectural, pest control, radon, asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, or other such specialized testing services unless agreed to by both parties in a separate signed agreement.
Inspection of fireplaces is limited to the firebox and portions of the flue that are readily visible.
Any verbal or written cost estimates provided to the client by Five Borough Home Inspection LLC are neither firm estimates nor bids regarding such work. The clients should consult multiple qualified contractors in order to determine the actual cost of any repairs, alterations, or improvements.
It is understood and agreed that in the event of any error or omission on the part of Five Borough Home Inspection LLC in connection with the inspection or inspection report, or in the event of any claim whatsoever against Five Borough Home Inspection LLC that any liability of Five Borough Home Inspection LLC, it’s employees, inspectors, or agents shall be solely and exclusively limited to an amount no greater than the inspection fee paid. Should any claim or dispute arise relating to the inspection or report, Five Borough Home Inspection LLC shall be notified immediately in writing and shall be permitted to re-inspect the subject item(s). Five Borough Home Inspection LLC shall not be liable for differing opinions of others nor for any claim or dispute regarding items that have been repaired or modified prior to a re-inspection of those items by Five Borough Home Inspection LLC. Any unresolved disputes shall be submitted to and settled by binding arbitration only, in Brooklyn NY, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association. Each covenant and agreement in this contract is a separate and independent covenant and agreement. If any term or provision shall be invalid and unenforceable, the remainder of the agreement remains valid and enforceable.