Authorization for Home Inspection Services

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About The House NH, LLC
1 Hancock Road, Windham, NH 03087
Steve Cauthen 603.552.5959
steve@aboutthehousenh.com www.aboutthehousenh.com

HOME INSPECTION AGREEMENT

This agreement is made between About The House NH, LLC (Inspector) and ______________________________ (Client) regarding a general home inspection on ____/____/____ at ___________________________________________________

1. FEE: The fee of $__________ is due prior to the on-site inspection.

2. THE REPORT: The written/generated inspection report will be delivered within 24 hours of completion of the inspection

3. USE OF REPORT: This report is for the sole use of the Client and may be shared only with parties directly related to this real estate transaction and specifically not to other potential buyers. Inspector accepts no responsibility for this report in the event of unauthorized distribution.

4. SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION: The Inspector will perform a limited visual inspection of the apparent condition of the readily accessible installed systems and components of the property existing at the time of the inspection. What cannot be seen without moving household items, dismantling or damaging property cannot be inspected. The following major systems/components/structures/areas included are: attached structures, attic, basement, bathrooms, certain equipment/appliances, chimneys, cooling, crawlspace, doors, drainage, electrical, exterior, fireplaces, foundation, garage, heating, insulation, interior, kitchen, laundry, materials described, plumbing, roofing, slabs, staircases, windows.

5. OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION: The Inspector is a generalist and is not acting as a licenses engineer or expert in any trade or craft. The inspection is not intended to be technically exhaustive and is:

a. not a home warranty, guarantee, appraisal or insurance policy of any kind;

b. not a substitute for any legally required disclosures;

c. not a building code, standard or regulatory compliance inspection;

d. not a check of the adequacy or efficiency of any system or component;

e. not a life expectancy report on any item;

f. not a geological or soils condition report;

g. not a wood destroying organism report;

h. not an environmental, mold, moisture or engineering analysis;

i. not an asbestos, radon, formaldehyde, lead, water or air quality analysis.

Items and systems NOT included in the inspection are: antennas, central vacuum, cesspools, cosmetic items, detached buildings (unless agree to), drain fields, driveways, EIFS, electronic air filters, elevators, exercise pools, fences, fire suppression systems, fuel tanks, furnace heat exchangers, hot water recirculating pumps/systems, freestanding appliances, humidifiers, lightening arrestors, low voltage lighting, personal property, playground equipment, saunas, security systems, septic tanks, sewage pump alarm systems, sidewalks, solar systems, sprinkler systems, swimming pools, telephone/cable/intercom/internet systems; tennis courts, spas, whirlpools and/or hot tubs, thermostat accuracy, underground utilities, water softeners, wells/springs, any items shut down, inoperable, or not permanently installed, and identifying items recalled by manufacturers.

6. STANDARDS OF PRACTICE: The inspection will be performed in compliance wit the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) standards of practice, a copy of which will be provided upon your request and can also be downloaded from the NACHI website. Additional limitations and exclusions can be found in these standards.

7. In the event of a claim against INSPECTOR, CLIENT agrees to supply INSPECTOR with the following: (1) written notification of adverse conditions within 10 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 or liability of any kind. CLIENT waives any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building even if the CLIENT has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The parties acknowledge that the liquidated damages are limited to the fee of the inspection only and are not intended as a penalty but are intended to reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult and impractical to ascertain.

The Inspector is not liable for any claim presented more than 6 months after the date of inspection.

Inspector assumes no liability for the cost of repair or replacement of unreported defects or deficiencies either current or arising in the future.

8. SEVERABILITY: Should a court find any part of this agreement disagreeable the remaining provisions remain in full force and effect.

9. BINDING ON OTHER PARTIES: This agreement is binding on anyone connected with this transaction, including spouses, children and heirs, whether or not they are a signatory.

10. ARBITRATION: Any dispute concerning the interpretation of the agreement or arising from this inspection and report, except one for inspection fee payment, shall be resolved informally between the parties or by arbitration conducted in accordance with the rule of the American Arbitration Association except that the parties shall select an arbitrator who is familiar with the home inspection industry. The Arbitrator shall conduct summary judgment motions and enforce full discovery rights as a court would as provided in the Code of Civil Procedure.

11. ATTORNEY’S FEES: The prevailing party in any dispute arising out of this agreement, the inspection, or report(s) shall be awarded all attorneys’ fees, arbitrator fees and other related costs.

12. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY: Inspector’s liability for mistakes and omissions in the inspection is limited to a refund of the fee paid for this inspection and report.

By signing below Inspector and Client(s) acknowledge, understand and agree to all of these provisions and agree to read the entire report.

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Client Date

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Agent, on behalf of Client Date

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Steven Cauthen, Owner/Inspector Date

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