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PLEASE NOTE: Peace of Home inspector license and address information is listed at the very bottom of this agreement. Make sure you select the inspector you are working with on the form and the agreement will be e-mailed to him and his information will apply.
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into by and between Peace of Home, Inc., referred to as 'Inspector', and the 'Client' named below in the online acceptance form. [North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board requires that a signed agreement be in place prior to starting any inspection.]
In consideration of the promise and terms of this Agreement, the parties agree as follows:
- The Client is aware that the cost of the home inspection is based upon the heated square footage of the home to be inspected. The total cost will depend upon what, if any, other services are requested prior to or at the time of the inspection. Radon measurements and water tests are often requested as additional services. [Refer to Pricing Tab for information] Payment is expected at the time of the inspection. Arrangements for payment at closing are available in some cases.
- The Inspector will perform a visual inspection and prepare a written report of the apparent condition of the readily accessible installed systems and components of the property existing at the time of the inspection. The inspection is intended to be a non-destructive examination of the general functioning of the building, its components and equipment. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection.
- The parties agree that the 'Standards of Practice of the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board' [the 'standards'] shall define the standard of duty and the conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the inspection and are incorporated by reference herein. A copy of the standards is available upon request. The inspection will include an inspection of: Structural Components, Exterior, Roofing, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Central Air Conditioning, Interiors, Ventilation and built-in Kitchen Appliances.
- The parties understand and agree that the Inspection Company, its employees and agents assume no liability or responsibility for the costs of repairing or replacing any unreported, latent or concealed defects or deficiencies either current or arising in the future of any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. If repairs or replacement is done without giving the inspector the required notice, the Inspector will have no liability to the client. The client further agrees that the Inspector is liable only up to the cost of the inspection as designated above.
- The parties agree and understand that the Inspector is not an insurer or guarantor against defects in the structure, items, components or systems inspected. INSPECTOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE FITNESS OF USE, CONDITION, PERFORMANCE OR ADEQUACY OF ANY INSPECTED STRUCTURE, ITEM, COMPONENT OR SYSTEM.
- If Client is to be a co-owner of the property, Client represents that this obligation is incurred in the interest of all owners of the property. The client is or is to be a co-owner of the property.
- This Agreement, including the terms and conditions on the reverse side, represents the entire agreement between the parties and there are no other agreements, either written or oral between them. This Agreement shall be amended only by written agreement of both parties. This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina, and it the state's laws or regulations are more stringent that the forms in the agreement, the state's laws or rules shall govern.
- Systems, items and conditions which are not within the scope of the building inspection include, but are not limited to: radon, formaldehyde, lead paint, asbestos, toxic or flammable materials, molds, fungi, other environmental hazards; pest infestation; security and fire protection systems; household appliances; humidifiers; paint, wallpaper and other treatments to windows, interior walls, ceilings and floors; recreational equipment or facilities; heating systems accessories; solar heating systems; heat exchangers; sprinkling systems; water softeners; central vacuum systems, telephone, intercom or cable TV systems; antennae, lightning arrestors, trees or plants; governing codes, ordinances, statutes and covenants and manufacturer specifications, recalls or EIFS ['synthetic stucco']. Client understands that these systems, items and conditions are not included in this inspection. Any general comments about these systems, items and conditions of the written report are informal only and DO NOT represent an inspection. A home inspection is not technically exhaustive. It is to provide you with a better understanding of the property's condition as observed at the time of the home inspection.
- The Inspection and report are performed for the sole and exclusive use and possession of the Client. No other person or entity may rely on the report issued pursuant to this Agreement. In the event that any person, not a party to this agreement, makes any claim against Inspector, its employees or agents, arising out of the services performed by Inspector under this Agreement, the Client agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Inspector from any damages, expenses, costs and attorney fees arising from such a claim.
- The Inspection will not include an appraisal of the value or a survey. The written report is not a compliance inspection or certification for past or present governmental codes or regulations of any kind.
- In the event of a question by the Client that an installed system or component of the premises which was inspected by the Inspector was not in the condition reported by the Inspector, the Client agrees to notify the Inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component. This inspection does not determine whether the property is insurable.
- All utilities, such as water, electricity and gas must be on or capable of being turned on by using normal operating controls. Pilot lights must be lit in order to inspect these systems. Septic systems are not within the scope of the contract. Peace of Home, Inc. does not inspect for code compliance or ordinances.
- You are encouraged to be present at the time of the inspection so we will both have an understanding of each others perception. Digital photos will be included in any event to aid in your understanding of the findings and their location in the home.
- The acceptance of the inspection report binds this contract between the home inspector and the client under the guidelines of this contract which limits the inspector's liability to a time period not to exceed one year and the paid inspection fee.
- Client requested exclusions of systems normally inspected, if any are listed.
- HomeGauge is a 3rd party in the home inspection report process that is utilized by your home inspector to record and store your information. Your information will be kept private unless your home inspector has offered you other programs as a benefit to you.
Inspector: Dan Smullen
North Carolina License # 2450
Inspector's Address: PO Box 400
City/State/Zip: Black Mountain, NC 28711
Inspector: David Esker
North Carolina License # 3770
Inspector’s Address: PO Box 1572
City/State/Zip: Black Mountain, NC 28711