Home A B Home Inspections, Inc.
Inspecting Attics to Basements in Birmingham, Hoover, Homewood, Center Point, and Surrounding Areas

Phone: 205-835-5211

Sales@ABhomeInspections.com

 
 
 
 
 

Authorization for Home Inspection Services

This home inspection is performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of American Inspectors Society and is an examination of the mechanical and physical components of real property identified of this report as they exist at the time of the inspection through visual means and operation of normal user controls. This home inspection is contracted between the home inspector and client named on the report only. The home inspector does not necessarily possess licenses authorizing the rendering of detailed opinions regarding all of the systems, structures, and components of a building.

What We Do:

1. We perform a visual inspection in a good and workmanlike manner.
2. We tell you whether each item we inspect is performing the function for which it was intended or is in need of immediate repair.
3. We will explain what we saw about each item.

What We Do Not Do:

1. We do not make guarantees, representations or insure the performance or condition of any item after the date and time of this inspection. Please remember that almost every component in any house, except new construction, is in used condition and has ordinary wear and tear.
2. We do not inspect any item which we cannot see in a normal inspection. For example, we do not move furniture, floor or wall coverings, or other furnishings. We do not inspect septic tanks, buried pipes or wiring. We cannot see items covered by walls or flooring. Repairs, painting or remodeling may hide evidence of prior damage or defects. We do not dismantle equipment to inspect component parts. We do suggest that you ask the owner about repairs, covered up items or previous problems.
3. We do not inspect for formaldehyde, lead, radon, Chinese Drywall, or other environmental hazards.
4. We do not inspect for building codes, soil analysis, gas leaks, adequacy of design, capacity, efficiency, size, value, flood plain, pollution or habitability. Please remember that older houses do not meet the same standard as newer houses even though items in both might be performing functions for which they are intended.
5. We do not hold ourselves out to be specialists for any particular item. We are a general real estate inspection company. If we report that an item is not performing its intended function or needs repair, we urge you to have that item examined by a specialist before purchasing the property. We do not give estimates of the cost to repair any item. We do not store reports and digital files are routinely purged.

What the Client Must Do:

1. Client must notify us in writing of any complaints regarding our inspection within seven (7) days after receipt of our report.
2. If we report that an item is in need of immediate repair or is not performing its intended function and Client intends to purchase the property anyway, we recommend that Client have that item examined by a specialist.
3. It is agreed by all parties that, to the extent allowed by law, any damages for breach of this contract are limited to the amount of the inspection fee.
4. If Client sues on this contract but does not prevail, Client agrees to pay our reasonable attorney fees.
5. Client acknowledges that the inspector has not made any oral representations that differ from or modify what is written in this report.
6. Client must not allow anyone else to use or rely on this report.

Inspection Fee of $_____________ was paid by □ Cash □ Check (Payable to A B Home Inspections) □ Other

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Email: ___________________________ Present address: _____________________________

Phone: __________________________ Driver’s License # ____________________________

How did you hear about us? _______________________

NOTE: THE INSPECTION WHICH RESULTED IN THIS REPORT WAS PERFORMED FOR THE CLIENT NAMED ON PAGE 1 OF THIS REPORT AND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY.

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The day this document is considered complete.

The full name of the person making this agreement.

The address of the planned inspection.

NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE CONTRACT. DO NOT USE THIS CONTRACT WITHOUT HAVING AN ATTORNEY LOOK IT OVER. WE ARE NOT LIABLE IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH IT.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THIS CONTRACT LIMITS LIABILITY

It is agreed by all that this inspection is to be performed according to the following terms and conditions:

1. COMPANY NAME will provide the Client a limited-time visual inspection of the following readily accessible and visible pertinent, major elements existing in the structure on the date of inspection: central air conditioning, central heating, interior electric, interior plumbing, foundation, basement, roofing, siding, walls, floors, ceilings, and built-in kitchen appliances. COMPANY NAME shall have no obligation to repair or replace any items found to be defective, whether or not discussed in the
COMPANY NAME written report. Conditions that may exist relating to any legal and/or public records are outside the scope of this inspection. COMPANY NAME cannot determine during the inspection that the roof leaks or is watertight; the rating is on material condition only. Further, this inspection does not cover code compliance, soil or groundwater contamination, geological, design, adequacy evaluation, or any low voltage wiring. COMPANY NAME reserves a 5% margin or tolerance. This inspection will include the above elements unless otherwise restricted by the client. At times, conditions may exist and may not have any visible signs to indicate its existence. Such items must be disclosed by the seller of the property. COMPANY NAME recommends that Client seek the advice of his legal counsel and/or real estate agent to identify items subject to disclosure in additions to those set forth in COMPANY NAME written inspection report. COMPANY NAME inspections are performed with consideration given to the age of the structure, items marked good must in all cases be considered good for the age of the item. Also, items in less than good condition must be marked as such, even though the condition may be normal for the age. Opinions vary from person to person and the report is the opinion of the inspector and must be considered as such. This report is not a mold or hazardous materials inspection.

2. Payment of the fee entitles client to one original of the written inspection report including photographs. Payment, in check, cash, or credit card, is due prior to the start of the visual inspection. The liability of COMPANY NAME is limited to the terms and conditions as set forth in this contract between COMPANY NAME and the Client. Client expressly releases COMPANY NAME from any and all claims arising out of the contract.

3. Client represents and assures COMPANY NAME that Client has secured all approvals necessary for entry onto the premises to be inspected. Client further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless COMPANY NAME from demands or claims alleging a trespass upon the premises to be inspected. It is the responsibility of the Client or Agent to ensure the utilities are on at the time of inspection. COMPANY NAME recommends checking for permits on all additional construction performed on the property after the original construction.

4. This Order Form, with its terms, conditions and disclosures, constitutes the entire agreement between COMPANY NAME and Client. Both parties agree that there is no representation, statement or agreement not set forth herein or incorporated by reference. No waiver, alteration of modification of this contract shall be valid unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of both parties. This contract shall be construed and governed by the laws of the State of California. For all areas marked outside of good condition, COMPANY NAME recommends proper attention by the appropriate licensed contractor.

5. COMPANY NAME has no liability for occupied/unoccupied homes and structures, and the inspection is only good until the inspector leaves the property. Disgruntled sellers/squatters often change the condition of the property and no guarantees will be made by COMPANY NAME

6. I have read the Terms and Conditions of this inspection and accept them, and also accept the Waiver Conditions.

7. I have full authority to execute this contract. I fully understand the fact that only the original buyer on this contract shall be entitled to the information contained in the inspection report/contract.

8. Client shall be liable for COMPANY NAME attorney's fees in the event of litigation. Any negative comments/actions reflected on/towards COMPANY NAME shall be grounds for a slander-suit for defamation of character in Superior Court. The defamation of character suit shall be filed against the instigator of said comments/actions.

9. I have read and understand the terms and conditions of this contract as set forth on the front of this form. I fully understand that if there is no signature on the line below, this inspection report shall be null and void.

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