Our Inspection Agreement



Inspection Agreement 

The address of the property is:_____________________________________________________________

Fee for the Home Inspection is $______________________

THIS AGREEMENT made this  day of_________  by__________ and between_______________________

Marty Leese   (Hereinafter “INSPECTOR”) and the undersigned (hereinafter “CLIENT”).

Washington State Home Inspector License #1637

The Parties Understand and Agree as follows:

INSPECTOR GUARANTEES to perform a visual inspection of the home and to provide CLIENT with a written inspection report identifying the defects that INSPECTOR both observed and deemed material.  INSPECTOR may offer comments as a courtesy, but these comments will not comprise the bargained-for report.  The report information is isolated to the date of inspection only.  The report is only supplementary to the seller’s disclosure.
INSPECTOR agrees to perform the inspection in accordance to the current Standards of Practice of Washington State for home inspectors: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/homeinspectors/docs/hilawbook.pdf
CLIENT understands that the inspection will be performed in accordance to the aforementioned Standards, which contain certain limitations, exceptions, and exclusions.
The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the use of CLIENT, who gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents, owners, repair persons, and other interested parties.  INSPECTOR accepts no responsibility for use or misinterpretation by third parties.
INSPECTOR does not perform engineering, architectural, plumbing, or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case he/she may inform the CLIENT that he/she is so licensed, and is therefore qualified to go beyond this basic home inspection, and for additional fee, perform additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic home inspection.
The inspection does not include verification of mold, lead or asbestos.  The inspection does not verify the quality of air, soil or water unless agreed to in writing in the pre inspection agreement.
In the event of a claim against INSPECTOR, CLIENT agrees to supply INSPECTOR with the following: (1) Written notification of adverse conditions within 14 days of discovery, and (2) Access to the premises.  Failure to comply with the above conditions will release INSPECTOR and its agents from any and all obligations.  INSPECTOR’S total liability is limited to the amount paid to the INSPECTOR for the inspection performed.
In the event that CLIENT fails to prove any adverse claims against INSPECTOR in a court of law, CLIENT agrees to pay all legal costs, expenses and fees of INSPECTOR in defending said claims.
If any court declares any provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in effect.  This agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties.  No change or modification shall be enforceable against any party unless such change or modification is in writing and signed by the parties.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by the parties and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees.  CLIENT shall have no cause of action against INSPECTOR after one year from the date of the inspection.
Payment is due upon completion of the on-site inspection.  The CLIENT agrees to pay all legal and time expenses incurred in collecting due payments.