©Copyright 2001 Housing Inspection Foundation Housing Inspection Form #2700 7/99
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IMPORTANT AGREEMENTS AND LIMITATIONS
SPECIAL NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS INSPECTION: 1. WATER OR
AIR QUALITY 2. PRESENCE OF TOXIC OR CARCINOGENIC MATTER EMITTED FROM THE
GROUND, BUILDING MATERIALS, IN WATER OR AIR SUPPLY OR FROM THE OPERATION OF
ANY EQUIPMENT 3. ITEMS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTED, INACCESSIBLE OR NOT IN PLAIN VIEW. -
The Client is hereby informed that structural and mechanical insurance is available for a nominal fee
from insurance companies. Your real estate agent may be able to help you with obtaining structural
or mechanical insurance coverage. The client understands that the Comments and Notations made
on this report are subjective opinion of the inspector based on observations at the time of inspection.
Therefore, the INSPECTOR desires it be clearly understood he offers NO WARRANTY concerning
future operation or condition of any item inspected - OR - that all defects of such items were observed
at the time of inspection and noted on the report. THEREFORE, the INSPECTOR does not imply that
he warrants or guarantees any item regardless whether they were inspected or reported.
1. What We Do:
a. All inspections are performed in accordance with Standards of Practice. The inspection is of conditions
which are present and visible at the time of the inspection. All mechanical and electrical equipment, systems,
and appliances are operated in normal modes and operating range at the time of the inspection.
b. We shall observe, render an opinion and report which of the parts, components and systems are
not functioning at the time of the inspection or are in need of repair and report on visible existing or
c. If you have questions, we will explain what we saw about the item.
2. What We Do Not Do:
a. We do not make guarantees, warranties, representations, or insure the future performance or condition
of any item. If you want a warranty, guarantee, or insurance policy, you must obtain it from a warranty or
insurance company. Please remember that almost every item in any pre-owned home is in used condition
and has ordinary wear and tear, and all houses will change and deteriorate in the future. WE DISCLAIM
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES.
b. We do not
inspect any item which we cannot see in a normal inspection. For example, we do not
move furniture, rugs, carpet, paintings, appliances or other furnishings in performing an inspection. We do
not uncover buried pipes or items. We cannot see items covered by wallpaper, flooring or plants. Repairs
or remodeling may hide evidence of prior damage or defects. We do suggest that you ask the seller about
repairs that are covered up or any previous problems because we DO NOT report on past conditions that
appear corrected. We do not inspect for latent defects, therefore, you should obtain a copy of the sellers
c. We do not
inspect for building codes, soil analysis, adequacy of design, capacity, efficiency size, value,
floor plain location, pollution, habitability, environmental hazards such as asbestos, UFFI, EMF, lead base
paint, etc. Please remember older homes do not meet the same standards as newer homes, even though items in
both may perform the function for which they are intended.
d. We do not
allow the inspector to change or add to these printed provisions in any way.
e. We do not
hold ourselves to be specialists for any particular item or engineers. We are a general real
estate improvement inspection company. If we report an item is not performing its intended function, needs
repair, or shows evidence of prior damage, we urge you to have that item examined by a specialist before
purchasing the house. We do not and cannot give cost estimates to repair any item.