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 The American Society of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice.

The Standards of Practice are a set of guidelines for home inspectors to follow in the

performance of their inspections. They are the most widely accepted home inspection guidelines

in use, and include all of the home's major systems and components. The Standards of Practice

and Code of Ethics are recognized by many government, professional, and legal authorities as

the definitive standard for professional performance. 


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4. EXTERIOR

4.1 The inspector shall:

A. inspect:

1.

the exterior wall covering, flashing and trim.

2.

all exterior doors.

3.

attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches

, and their associated railings.

4.

the eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.

5.

the vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any

of these are likely to adversely affect the building. walkways

, patios, and driveways

leading to dwelling entrances.

6.

describe

the exterior wall covering.

4.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect:

1.

screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories.

2.

fences.

3.

Geological, geotechnical, or hyd

rological conditions.

4.

recreational facilities.

5.

outbuildings.

6.

seawalls, break

-

walls, and docks.

7.

erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

5. ROOFING SYSTEM

5.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the roof covering.

2.

the

roof drainage syste

ms.

3.

the flashings.

4.

the skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.

5.

describe

the roof covering and report the methods used to inspect the roof.

5.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect:

1.

antennae.

2.

interiors of flues or chimneys which are not

readily accessible.

3.

other

installed

accessories.

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6. PLUMBING SYSTEM

6.1 The inspector shall:

A

. inspect:

1.

the interior water supply and distribution

systems

including all fixtures and faucets.

2.

the drain, waste and vent

systems

including all fixtu

res.

3.

the water heating equipment the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

4.

the fuel storage and fuel distribution

systems.

5.

the drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.

B. describe:

1.

the water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials.

2.

the w

ater heating equipment including the energy source.

3.

the location of main water and main fuel shut

-

off valves.

6.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

1.

the clothes washing machine connections.

2.

the interiors of flues or chimneys which are not

readily accessible

.

3.

wells, well pumps, or water storage related equipment.

4.

water conditioning

systems

.

5.

solar water heating

systems

.

6.

fire and lawn sprinkler

systems

.

7.

private waste disposal

systems

.

B. determine:

1.

whether water supply and waste dispo

sal

systems

are public or private.

2.

the quantity or quality of the water supply.

3.

operate safety valves or shut off valves.

7. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the service drop.

2.

the service entrance conductors, cables, and

raceways.

3.

the service equipment and main disconnects.

4.

the service grounding.

5.

the interior

components

of service panels and sub panels.

6.

the conductors.

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7.

the over current protection devices.

8.

a

representative number

of

installed

lighting fixtures, switches

, and receptacles.

9.

the ground fault circuit interrupters.

B. describe:

1.

the amperage and voltage rating of the service.

2.

the location of main disconnect(s) and sub panels.

3.

the

wiring methods

.

C.

report:

1.

on the presence of solid conductor aluminum br

anch circuit wiring.

2.

on the absence of smoke detectors.

7.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

1.

the remote control devices unless the device is the only control device.

2.

the

alarm systems

and

components

.

3.

the low voltage wiring, systems and co

mponents.

4.

the ancillary wiring, systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power

distribution system.

5.

measure amperage, voltage, or impedance.

8. HEATING SYSTEM

8.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the

installed

heating equipme

nt.

2.

the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

B.

describe:

1.

the energy source.

2.

the heating method by its distinguishing characteristics.

8.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

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1.

the interiors of flues or chimneys which are not

readily ac

cessible

.

2.

the heat exchanger.

3.

the humidifier or dehumidifier.

4.

the electronic air filter.

5.

the solar space heating

system

.

6.

determine heat supply adequacy or distribution balance.

9. AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

9.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect

1.

th

e

installed

central and through

-

wall cooling equipment.

B. describe:

1.

the energy source.

2.

the cooling method by its distinguishing characteristics.

9.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect

1.

electronic air filters.

2.

determine cooling supply

adequacy or distribution balance.

10. INTERIOR

10.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the walls, ceilings, and floors.

2.

the steps, stairways, and railings.

3.

the countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets.

4.

a

representative numb

er

of doors and windows.

5.

garage doors and garage door operators.

10.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

1.

the paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments.

2.

the carpeting.

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3.

the window treatments.

4.

the central vacuum systems.

5.

the

househol

d appliances.

6.

recreational facilities.

11. INSULATION & VENTILATION

11.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces.

2.

the ventilation of attics and foundation areas.

3.

the mechanical ventilation

syste

ms.

B.

describe:

1.

the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces.

2.

the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.

11.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

1.

disturb insulation or vapor retarders.

2.

determine indoor air q

uality.

12. FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES

12.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the system components.

2.

the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

B.

describe:

1.

the fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances.

2.

the chimneys.

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12.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect:

1.

the interiors of flues or chimneys.

2.

the firescreens and doors.

3.

the seals and gaskets.

4.

the automatic fuel feed devices.

5.

the mantles and fireplace surrounds.

6.

the combustion make

-

up air devices.

7.

the heat

distribution assists whether gravity controlled or fan assisted.

8.

ignite or extinguish fires.

9.

determine draft characteristics.

10.

move fireplace inserts or stoves or firebox contents.

13. GENERAL LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

13.1 General limitations:

A. Inspections performed in accordance with these Standards of Practice

1.

are not

technically exhaustive

.

2.

will not identify concealed conditions or latent defects

These Standards are applicable to buildings with four or less dwelling units and their gar

ages or

carports

.

13.2 General exclusions:

The inspector is not required to perform any action or make any determination unless specifically

stated in these Standards of Practice, except as may be required by lawful authority.

Inspectors are NOT requi

red to determine:

1.

the condition of

systems

or

components

which are not

readily accessible

.

2.

the remaining life of any

system

or

component.

3.

the strength, adequacy, effectiveness, or efficiency of any

system

or

component

.

4.

the causes of any condition or def

iciency.

5.

the methods, materials, or costs of corrections.

6.

future conditions including, but not limited to, failure of

systems

and

components

.

7.

the suitability of the property for any specialized use.

8.

compliance with regulatory requirements (codes, regulat

ions, laws, ordinances, etc.).

9.

the market value of the property or its marketability.

10.

the advisability of the purchase of the property.

11.

the presence of potentially hazardous plants or animals including, but not limited to wood

destroying organisms or dis

eases harmful to humans.

12.

the presence of any environmental hazards including, but not limited to toxins,

carcinogens, noise, and contaminants in soil, water, and air.

13.

the effectiveness of any

system

installed or methods utilized to control or remove

suspe

cted hazardous substances.

14.

the operating costs of

systems or components

.

15.

the acoustical properties of any

system or component

.

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Inspectors are NOT required to offer:

1.

or perform any act or service contrary to law.

2.

or perform

engineering services

.

3.

or

perform work in any trade

4.

or any professional service other than

home inspection

.

5.

warranties or guarantees of any kind.

Inspectors are NOT required to operate:

1.

any system or component which is

shut down

or otherwise inoperable.

2.

any

system or componen

t

which does not respond to

normal operating controls

.

3.

shut

-

off valves.

Inspectors are NOT required to enter:

1.

any area which will, in the opinion of the inspector, likely be dangerous to the inspector or

her persons or damage the property or its syste

ms or components.

2.

the

under

-

floor crawl spaces

or attics which do not conform to recognized standards for

clearance.

Inspectors are NOT required to inspect:

1.

underground items including, but not limited to underground storage tanks or other

undergroun

d indications of their presence, whether abandoned or active.

2.

systems or components

which are not

installed

.

3.

decorative items

.

4.

systems or components located in areas which are not entered in accordance with these

Standards of Practice.

5.

detached structur

es other than garages and carports.

6.

common elements or common areas in multi

-

unit housing, such as condominium

properties or cooperative housing.

Inspectors are NOT required to:

1.

perform any procedure or operation which will, in the opinion of the inspe

ctor, likely be

dangerous to the inspector or other persons or damage the property or its systems or

components.

2.

move suspended ceiling tiles, personal property, furniture, equipment, plants, soil, snow,

ice, or debris.

3.

dismantle

any system or component,

except as explicitly required by these Standards of

Practice.

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GLOSSARY

GLOSSARY of ITALICIZED WORDS*

Alarm Systems

Warning devices, installed or free

-

standing, including but not limited to; carbon monoxide

detectors, flue gas and other spillage det

ectors, security equipment, ejector pumps and smoke

alarms

Architectural Service

Any practice involving the art and science of building design for construction of any structure or

grouping of structures and the use of space within and surrounding the st

ructures or the design

for construction, including but not specifically limited to, schematic design, design development,

preparation of construction contract documents, and administration of the construction contract

Automatic Safety Controls

Devices de

signed and installed to protect systems and components from unsafe conditions

Component

A part of a system

Decorative

Ornamental; not required for the proper operation of the essential systems and components of a

home

Describe

To report a system or

component by its type or other observed, significant characteristics to

distinguish it from other systems or components

Dismantle

To take apart or remove any component, device or piece of equipment that would not be taken

apart or removed by a homeowne

r in the course of normal and routine home owner maintenance

Engineering Service

Any professional service or creative work requiring engineering education, training, and

experience and the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical a

nd

engineering sciences to such professional service or creative work as consultation, investigation,

evaluation, planning, design and supervision of construction for the purpose of assuring

compliance with the specifications and design, in conjunction wit

h structures, buildings,

machines, equipment, works or processes

Further Evaluation

Examination and analysis by a qualified professional, tradesman or service technician beyond

that provided by the home inspection

Home Inspection

The process by which

an inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and

components of a home and which describes those systems and components in accordance with

these Standards of Practice

Household Appliances

Kitchen, laundry, and similar appliances, whethe

r installed or free

-

standing

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Inspect

To examine readily accessible systems and components of a building in accordance with these

Standards of Practice, using normal operating controls and opening readily openable access

panels

Inspector

A person hi

red to examine any system or component of a building in accordance with these

Standards of Practice

Installed

Attached such that removal requires tools

Normal Operating Controls

Devices such as thermostats, switches or valves intended to be operated

by the homeowner

Readily Accessible

Available for visual inspection without requiring moving of personal property, dismantling,

destructive measures, or any action which will likely involve risk to persons or property

Readily Openable Access Panel

A p

anel provided for homeowner inspection and maintenance that is within normal reach, can be

removed by one person, and is not sealed in place

Recreational Facilities

Spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, exercise, entertainment, athletic, playground

or

other similar equipment and associated accessories

Report

To communicate in writing

Representative Number

One component per room for multiple similar interior components such as windows and electric

outlets; one component on each side of the buildi

ng for multiple similar exterior components

Roof Drainage Systems

Components used to carry water off a roof and away from a building

Significantly Deficient

unsafe or not functioning

Shut Down

A state in which a system or component cannot be opera

ted by normal operating controls

Solid Fuel Burning Appliances

A hearth and fire chamber or similar prepared place in which a fire may be built and which is built

in conjunction with a chimney; or a listed assembly of a fire chamber, its chimney and rel

ated

factory

-

made parts designed for unit assembly without requiring field construction

Structural Component

A component which supports non

-

variable forces or weights (dead loads) and variable forces or

weights (live loads)

System

A combination of in

teracting or interdependent components, assembled to carry out one or more

functions

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Technically Exhaustive

An investigation that involves dismantling, the extensive use of advanced techniques,

measurements, instruments, testing, calculations, or other

means

Under

-

floor Crawl Space

The area within the confines of the foundation and between the ground and the underside of the

floor

Unsafe

A condition in a readily accessible, installed component or system which is judged to be a

significant risk of p

ersonal injury during normal, day

-

to

-

day use. The risk may be due to damage,

deterioration, improper installation or a change in accepted residential construction standards.

Wiring Methods

Identification of electrical conductors or wires by their genera

l type, such as "non

-

metallic

sheathed cable" ("Romex"), "armored cable" ("bx") or "knob and tube," etc.

*Note: In these Standards of Practice, redundancy in the description of the requirements,

limitations and exclusions regarding the scope of the Home I

nspection is provided for clarity.

Copyright 2000 American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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4. EXTERIOR

4.1 The inspector shall:

A. inspect:

1.

the exterior wall covering, flashing and trim.

2.

all exterior doors.

3.

attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches

, and their associated railings.

4.

the eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.

5.

the vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any

of these are likely to adversely affect the building. walkways

, patios, and driveways

leading to dwelling entrances.

6.

describe

the exterior wall covering.

4.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect:

1.

screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories.

2.

fences.

3.

Geological, geotechnical, or hyd

rological conditions.

4.

recreational facilities.

5.

outbuildings.

6.

seawalls, break

-

walls, and docks.

7.

erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

5. ROOFING SYSTEM

5.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the roof covering.

2.

the

roof drainage syste

ms.

3.

the flashings.

4.

the skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.

5.

describe

the roof covering and report the methods used to inspect the roof.

5.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect:

1.

antennae.

2.

interiors of flues or chimneys which are not

readily accessible.

3.

other

installed

accessories.

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6. PLUMBING SYSTEM

6.1 The inspector shall:

A

. inspect:

1.

the interior water supply and distribution

systems

including all fixtures and faucets.

2.

the drain, waste and vent

systems

including all fixtu

res.

3.

the water heating equipment the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

4.

the fuel storage and fuel distribution

systems.

5.

the drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.

B. describe:

1.

the water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials.

2.

the w

ater heating equipment including the energy source.

3.

the location of main water and main fuel shut

-

off valves.

6.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

1.

the clothes washing machine connections.

2.

the interiors of flues or chimneys which are not

readily accessible

.

3.

wells, well pumps, or water storage related equipment.

4.

water conditioning

systems

.

5.

solar water heating

systems

.

6.

fire and lawn sprinkler

systems

.

7.

private waste disposal

systems

.

B. determine:

1.

whether water supply and waste dispo

sal

systems

are public or private.

2.

the quantity or quality of the water supply.

3.

operate safety valves or shut off valves.

7. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the service drop.

2.

the service entrance conductors, cables, and

raceways.

3.

the service equipment and main disconnects.

4.

the service grounding.

5.

the interior

components

of service panels and sub panels.

6.

the conductors.

5

7.

the over current protection devices.

8.

a

representative number

of

installed

lighting fixtures, switches

, and receptacles.

9.

the ground fault circuit interrupters.

B. describe:

1.

the amperage and voltage rating of the service.

2.

the location of main disconnect(s) and sub panels.

3.

the

wiring methods

.

C.

report:

1.

on the presence of solid conductor aluminum br

anch circuit wiring.

2.

on the absence of smoke detectors.

7.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

1.

the remote control devices unless the device is the only control device.

2.

the

alarm systems

and

components

.

3.

the low voltage wiring, systems and co

mponents.

4.

the ancillary wiring, systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power

distribution system.

5.

measure amperage, voltage, or impedance.

8. HEATING SYSTEM

8.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the

installed

heating equipme

nt.

2.

the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

B.

describe:

1.

the energy source.

2.

the heating method by its distinguishing characteristics.

8.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

6

1.

the interiors of flues or chimneys which are not

readily ac

cessible

.

2.

the heat exchanger.

3.

the humidifier or dehumidifier.

4.

the electronic air filter.

5.

the solar space heating

system

.

6.

determine heat supply adequacy or distribution balance.

9. AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

9.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect

1.

th

e

installed

central and through

-

wall cooling equipment.

B. describe:

1.

the energy source.

2.

the cooling method by its distinguishing characteristics.

9.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect

1.

electronic air filters.

2.

determine cooling supply

adequacy or distribution balance.

10. INTERIOR

10.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the walls, ceilings, and floors.

2.

the steps, stairways, and railings.

3.

the countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets.

4.

a

representative numb

er

of doors and windows.

5.

garage doors and garage door operators.

10.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A.

inspect:

1.

the paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments.

2.

the carpeting.

7

3.

the window treatments.

4.

the central vacuum systems.

5.

the

househol

d appliances.

6.

recreational facilities.

11. INSULATION & VENTILATION

11.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces.

2.

the ventilation of attics and foundation areas.

3.

the mechanical ventilation

syste

ms.

B.

describe:

1.

the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces.

2.

the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.

11.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

1.

disturb insulation or vapor retarders.

2.

determine indoor air q

uality.

12. FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES

12.1 The inspector shall:

A.

inspect:

1.

the system components.

2.

the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

B.

describe:

1.

the fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances.

2.

the chimneys.

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12.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. inspect:

1.

the interiors of flues or chimneys.

2.

the firescreens and doors.

3.

the seals and gaskets.

4.

the automatic fuel feed devices.

5.

the mantles and fireplace surrounds.

6.

the combustion make

-

up air devices.

7.

the heat

distribution assists whether gravity controlled or fan assisted.

8.

ignite or extinguish fires.

9.

determine draft characteristics.

10.

move fireplace inserts or stoves or firebox contents.

13. GENERAL LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

13.1 General limitations:

A. Inspections performed in accordance with these Standards of Practice

1.

are not

technically exhaustive

.

2.

will not identify concealed conditions or latent defects

These Standards are applicable to buildings with four or less dwelling units and their gar

ages or

carports

.

13.2 General exclusions:

The inspector is not required to perform any action or make any determination unless specifically

stated in these Standards of Practice, except as may be required by lawful authority.

Inspectors are NOT requi

red to determine:

1.

the condition of

systems

or

components

which are not

readily accessible

.

2.

the remaining life of any

system

or

component.

3.

the strength, adequacy, effectiveness, or efficiency of any

system

or

component

.

4.

the causes of any condition or def

iciency.

5.

the methods, materials, or costs of corrections.

6.

future conditions including, but not limited to, failure of

systems

and

components

.

7.

the suitability of the property for any specialized use.

8.

compliance with regulatory requirements (codes, regulat

ions, laws, ordinances, etc.).

9.

the market value of the property or its marketability.

10.

the advisability of the purchase of the property.

11.

the presence of potentially hazardous plants or animals including, but not limited to wood

destroying organisms or dis

eases harmful to humans.

12.

the presence of any environmental hazards including, but not limited to toxins,

carcinogens, noise, and contaminants in soil, water, and air.

13.

the effectiveness of any

system

installed or methods utilized to control or remove

suspe

cted hazardous substances.

14.

the operating costs of

systems or components

.

15.

the acoustical properties of any

system or component

.

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Inspectors are NOT required to offer:

1.

or perform any act or service contrary to law.

2.

or perform

engineering services

.

3.

or

perform work in any trade

4.

or any professional service other than

home inspection

.

5.

warranties or guarantees of any kind.

Inspectors are NOT required to operate:

1.

any system or component which is

shut down

or otherwise inoperable.

2.

any

system or componen

t

which does not respond to

normal operating controls

.

3.

shut

-

off valves.

Inspectors are NOT required to enter:

1.

any area which will, in the opinion of the inspector, likely be dangerous to the inspector or

her persons or damage the property or its syste

ms or components.

2.

the

under

-

floor crawl spaces

or attics which do not conform to recognized standards for

clearance.

Inspectors are NOT required to inspect:

1.

underground items including, but not limited to underground storage tanks or other

undergroun

d indications of their presence, whether abandoned or active.

2.

systems or components

which are not

installed

.

3.

decorative items

.

4.

systems or components located in areas which are not entered in accordance with these

Standards of Practice.

5.

detached structur

es other than garages and carports.

6.

common elements or common areas in multi

-

unit housing, such as condominium

properties or cooperative housing.

Inspectors are NOT required to:

1.

perform any procedure or operation which will, in the opinion of the inspe

ctor, likely be

dangerous to the inspector or other persons or damage the property or its systems or

components.

2.

move suspended ceiling tiles, personal property, furniture, equipment, plants, soil, snow,

ice, or debris.

3.

dismantle

any system or component,

except as explicitly required by these Standards of

Practice.

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GLOSSARY

GLOSSARY of ITALICIZED WORDS*

Alarm Systems

Warning devices, installed or free

-

standing, including but not limited to; carbon monoxide

detectors, flue gas and other spillage det

ectors, security equipment, ejector pumps and smoke

alarms

Architectural Service

Any practice involving the art and science of building design for construction of any structure or

grouping of structures and the use of space within and surrounding the st

ructures or the design

for construction, including but not specifically limited to, schematic design, design development,

preparation of construction contract documents, and administration of the construction contract

Automatic Safety Controls

Devices de

signed and installed to protect systems and components from unsafe conditions

Component

A part of a system

Decorative

Ornamental; not required for the proper operation of the essential systems and components of a

home

Describe

To report a system or

component by its type or other observed, significant characteristics to

distinguish it from other systems or components

Dismantle

To take apart or remove any component, device or piece of equipment that would not be taken

apart or removed by a homeowne

r in the course of normal and routine home owner maintenance

Engineering Service

Any professional service or creative work requiring engineering education, training, and

experience and the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical a

nd

engineering sciences to such professional service or creative work as consultation, investigation,

evaluation, planning, design and supervision of construction for the purpose of assuring

compliance with the specifications and design, in conjunction wit

h structures, buildings,

machines, equipment, works or processes

Further Evaluation

Examination and analysis by a qualified professional, tradesman or service technician beyond

that provided by the home inspection

Home Inspection

The process by which

an inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and

components of a home and which describes those systems and components in accordance with

these Standards of Practice

Household Appliances

Kitchen, laundry, and similar appliances, whethe

r installed or free

-

standing

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Inspect

To examine readily accessible systems and components of a building in accordance with these

Standards of Practice, using normal operating controls and opening readily openable access

panels

Inspector

A person hi

red to examine any system or component of a building in accordance with these

Standards of Practice

Installed

Attached such that removal requires tools

Normal Operating Controls

Devices such as thermostats, switches or valves intended to be operated

by the homeowner

Readily Accessible

Available for visual inspection without requiring moving of personal property, dismantling,

destructive measures, or any action which will likely involve risk to persons or property

Readily Openable Access Panel

A p

anel provided for homeowner inspection and maintenance that is within normal reach, can be

removed by one person, and is not sealed in place

Recreational Facilities

Spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, exercise, entertainment, athletic, playground

or

other similar equipment and associated accessories

Report

To communicate in writing

Representative Number

One component per room for multiple similar interior components such as windows and electric

outlets; one component on each side of the buildi

ng for multiple similar exterior components

Roof Drainage Systems

Components used to carry water off a roof and away from a building

Significantly Deficient

unsafe or not functioning

Shut Down

A state in which a system or component cannot be opera

ted by normal operating controls

Solid Fuel Burning Appliances

A hearth and fire chamber or similar prepared place in which a fire may be built and which is built

in conjunction with a chimney; or a listed assembly of a fire chamber, its chimney and rel

ated

factory

-

made parts designed for unit assembly without requiring field construction

Structural Component

A component which supports non

-

variable forces or weights (dead loads) and variable forces or

weights (live loads)

System

A combination of in

teracting or interdependent components, assembled to carry out one or more

functions

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Technically Exhaustive

An investigation that involves dismantling, the extensive use of advanced techniques,

measurements, instruments, testing, calculations, or other

means

Under

-

floor Crawl Space

The area within the confines of the foundation and between the ground and the underside of the

floor

Unsafe

A condition in a readily accessible, installed component or system which is judged to be a

significant risk of p

ersonal injury during normal, day

-

to

-

day use. The risk may be due to damage,

deterioration, improper installation or a change in accepted residential construction standards.

Wiring Methods

Identification of electrical conductors or wires by their genera

l type, such as "non

-

metallic

sheathed cable" ("Romex"), "armored cable" ("bx") or "knob and tube," etc.

*Note: In these Standards of Practice, redundancy in the description of the requirements,

limitations and exclusions regarding the scope of the Home I

nspection is provided for clarity.

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Pre-Inspection Agreement

Inspector:  Timothy W. Patrick    License # 450.011786    (exp.11/30/18)          Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ______________________________


This is a report of a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.                                                       


Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.                                                                                                                                                           

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)                                                                                                                                                

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection.    The inspection and the       report are not intended for,  or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected             structure, item or system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.                                                                                                                                                        

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and        Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.                                                                                                              

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

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                          Inclusions and Exclusions of this Home Inspection and Report.                                                                                                         

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

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                      NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIMITATIONS: This standard home inspection looks for defects or irregularities which are “exposed to view” which require repairs in excess of $500.00, are real and present danger to occupants, or which require further evaluation by a specialist. It is limited to the readily accessible and visible major systems, components and equipment of the primary home of the property. Certain items will be randomly sampled; however, hidden damages, conditions, public records, codes, engineering tests and environmental checks are not included as part of the standard home inspection. No area which poses a threat to the inspector’s safety will be inspected, including steep, slippery, or brittle roofs, attics with insulation that prevent safe footing and any electrical or mechanical equipment shutoff or disconnected or which appear potentially hazardous. Certain items are randomly sampled or checked, but not all such items will be individually inspected. These items include but are not limited to: Windows, doors, hardware and screens; electric outlets, switches, and lights; cabinet/counter top mounts and functions; insulation type and depth; mortar, paint and caulking integrity; and roof covering materials.                                                                                                                                                                                            

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

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The inspector will not perform destructive or disruptive testing or assessments; lift carpets, remove ceiling panels, insulation or vapor barriers; move appliances, clothing,

furniture, and heavy, delicate or personal items; check mechanical equipment during inappropriate weather. The ages of equipment are approximated based on visual          appearance. Installations are not checked against manufacturers’ recommendations. Only those utilities actually listed on the inspection report are presumed to exist. The following items are not included in the home inspection: swimming pools and spas; smoke alarms without accessible test buttons; solar, security, intercoms, antennae and telephone systems and roofs not readily and safely accessible from a 13 foot ladder.                                                                                                                                         

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

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This home inspection will not reveal/report; Intermittent occurrences, the inner-workings of mechanical devices, the integrity of underground or hidden piping, the accuracy of timers or thermostats over a range, small cracks or breaks in chimney flue liners, leakage or seepage occurring intermittently or under unusual weather conditions, the        integrity of wire connections in unexposed locations, the presence of pests or chemicals, adequate performance of mechanical systems.                                                                                                                                                           

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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This inspection concerns exclusively the on-site primary home. This inspection is not made with respect to public records, traffic density, noise, odors, building value appraisal, zoning ordinance conformance, or warranty or transfer disclosure. No check is made for building or housing code conformance. Additionally, no engineering, or architectural or other such licensed work will be performed, including geological or structural hazard sites or engineering analysis. Similarly, this inspection will not reveal problems with         environmental hazards, water quality, air quality, or toxic or allergenic substances. Moreover this inspection will not reveal problems with pests and/or wood-destroying           organisms.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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Inspector: Timothy W. Patrick License # 450.011786 (exp.11/30/18) Date: ________

Property Location: ______________________ Client: _____________________ Fee: ________

______________________

This is a report of a visual inspection 39240 of the readily accessible areas of this building, In accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is part of this report and incorporated herein. Please read the remarks printed on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this Report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand. The body of the report is the official document.

Mr. Patrick agrees to conduct an inspection at the above mentioned property, for the purpose of identifying and disclosing to the client certain conditions of major systems of the property in order that the client may better understand the physical aspects of the property. Major systems include foundation, central heating and air conditioning, internal plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, attic insulation and ventilating, ceilings, walls and floors. The inspection and report are performed for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT, using the Standards and Practices of The American Society of Home Inspectors and those set by the State of Illinois.

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection. No items will be dismantled; no closed valves will be opened. If performed after dark, the entire exterior is excluded from this inspection.

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of danger from any potentially harmful substance or environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, urea formaldehyde, underground storage tanks, toxic or flammable chemicals. Also excluded are inspections of swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners or sprinkler systems, intercom systems, low voltage decorative lighting, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites, and other insects. Any comments about these systems, items and conditions and the Summary Section of the written report, are informal only and do not represent an inspection. The inspection does not cover compliance with or lack of compliance with government building codes. (See the back of this page for full disclosure of all items not included in this inspection and report.)

The parties agree that Mr. Patrick assumes no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. Any liability is limited to the cost of the inspection. The inspection and the report are not intended for, or to be used as a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or future condition of any inspected structure, item or system.

The CLIENT agrees that at the walk through prior to the closing, the CLIENT will operate all appliances, look for standing water in the basement or crawl space, operate the furnace and the air conditioner (weather permitting), check for hot water, test all plumbing fixtures for leaking, drainage and operation, and examine the windows. If problems are found, the CLIENT agrees to postpone the closing until all deficient conditions are rectified.

The CLIENT agrees to notify the inspector at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing such system or component that CLIENT feels was not in the condition reported by the inspector, before repairing or replacing such. Furthermore, The CLIENT agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising from this contract, the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and judgment on the Award amount be entered in any

court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration must be commenced within one year of the date of the inspection or the claim will be deemed waived and forever barred. Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

_______________________________ ___________ _________________________________ __________

Inspector Date Client Date

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