Standard Home Inspection Agreement

If you are ready to sign the Standard Home Inspection Agreement:

Please contact us at 303-558-0105 or email buddy@everybuddyshome.com 

This is an Agreement between you, the undersigned Client, and EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC, the Inspector, pertaining to our inspection of the Property at:_____________________________________________.  The terms below govern this Agreement.


1. The fee for EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC inspection is $__________, payable in full at the time of the appointment.


2. EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC will perform a visual inspection of the home/building and provide you with a written report identifying the defects that we (1) observed and (2) deemed material.  The report is only supplementary to the seller’s disclosure.


3. Unless otherwise noted in this Agreement or not possible, EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC will perform the inspection in accordance with the current Standards of Practice (SOP) of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (“InterNACHI”), posted at www.nachi.org/sop. If your jurisdiction has adopted mandatory standards that differ from InterNACHI’s SOP, we will perform the inspection in accordance with your jurisdiction’s standards.  You understand that InterNACHI’s SOP contains limitations, exceptions, and exclusions.  You understand that InterNACHI is not a party to this Agreement, has no control over EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC, and does not employ or supervise EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC.  


4. Unless otherwise indicated in writing, EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC will NOT test for the presence of radon, a harmful gas.  Unless otherwise indicated in writing, EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC will not test for mold.  Unless otherwise indicated in writing, EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC will not test for compliance with applicable building codes or for the presence of or for any potential dangers arising from the presence of asbestos, lead paint, soil contamination, or other environmental hazards or violations.  If any structure you want EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC to inspect is a log structure or includes log construction, you understand that such structures have unique characteristics that may make it impossible for EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC to inspect and evaluate them.  Therefore, the scope of EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC inspection will not include decay of the interior of logs in log walls, log foundations or roofs, or similar defects.


5. EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC inspection and report are for your use only.  You give EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC permission to discuss EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC observations with real estate agents, owners, repair persons, or other interested parties. You will be the sole owner of the report and all rights to it.  EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC are not responsible for use or misinterpretation by third parties, and third parties who rely on it in any way do so at their own risk and release EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC (including employees and business entities) from any liability whatsoever. If you or any person acting on your behalf provide the report to a third party who then sues you and/or EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC, you release EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC from any liability and agree to pay EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC costs and legal fees in defending any action naming EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC. EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC inspection and report are in no way a guarantee or warranty, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability or suitability of the home/building or its components. EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC disclaim all warranties, express or implied, to the fullest extent allowed by law. 


6. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY AND DAMAGES.  EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC assume no liability for the cost of repair or replacement of unreported defects, either current or arising in the future. In all cases, EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC liability is limited to liquidated damages in an amount not greater than 1.5 times the fee you paid EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC.  You waive any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building.  You acknowledge that this liquidated damages is not a penalty, but that EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC intend it to: (i) reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult or impractical to ascertain; (ii) allocate risk between EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC; and (iii) enable EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC to perform the inspection for the agreed-upon fee. 


7. EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC do not perform engineering, architectural, plumbing, or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the property is located.  If EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC holds a valid occupational license, EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC may inform you of this and you may hire EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC to perform additional functions. Any agreement for such additional services shall be in a separate writing.


8. If you believe you have a claim against EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC, you agree to provide EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC with the following: (1) written notification of your claim within seven days of discovery, in sufficient detail and with sufficient supporting documents that EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC can evaluate it; and (2) immediate access to the premises.  Failure to comply with these conditions releases EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC from liability.


9. You agree that the exclusive venue for any litigation arising out of this Agreement shall be in Adams County, Colorado where EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC has our principal place of business.  If you fail to prove any claim against EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC, you agree to pay all EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC legal costs, expenses and attorney’s fees incurred in defending that claim. You agree that the exclusive venue for any legal action against InterNACHI itself, allegedly arising out of this Agreement or EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC membership in InterNACHI, will be in Boulder County, Colorado.  Before bringing any such action, you must provide InterNACHI with 30 days’ written notice of the nature of the claim, in sufficient detail and with sufficient supporting documents that InterNACHI can evaluate it.  In any action against EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC or InterNACHI, you waive trial by jury.


10. If a court declares any provision of this Agreement invalid, the remaining provisions remain in effect.  This Agreement represents our entire agreement; there are no terms other than those set forth herein.  All prior discussions are merged into this Agreement.  No statement or promise by EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC shall be binding unless reduced to writing and signed by one of EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC authorized officers.  Any modification of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by you and by one of EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC authorized officers. This Agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by the parties and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees.  You will have no cause of action against EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC after one year from the date of the inspection.

 

11. Past-due fees for your inspection shall accrue interest at 8% per year.  You agree to pay all costs and attorney’s fees we incur in collecting the fees owed to EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC.  If the Client is a corporation, LLC, or similar entity, you personally guarantee payment of the fee. 


12. If you request a re-inspection, the re-inspection is subject to the terms of this Agreement.


13. You may not assign this Agreement.


14. If a court finds any term of this Agreement ambiguous or requiring judicial interpretation, the court shall not construe that term against EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC by reason of the rule that any ambiguity in a document is construed against the party drafting it.  You had the opportunity to consult qualified counsel before signing this.


15. If there is more than one Client, you are signing on behalf of all of them, and you represent that you are authorized to do so.


16. If you would like a large print version of this Agreement before signing it, you may request one by emailing us.


17. If you elect to participate in InterNACHI’s Buy-Back Guarantee Program, you will be bound by the terms you may view at https://www.nachi.org/buy-legal.htm


In order to offer you, our client, the most efficient and convenient service, EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC. must contract with a third party to securely store certain information online, such as our inspection reports, and the identity of our clients. In signing our Agreement, you give us permission to do so. EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC. will not sell your personally identifying information. It is the duty of the third party we contract with to keep your information secure. EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC. are not liable for any misuse of that information or their failure to safeguard it. In that event, your sole remedy is against that third party. 


Important information for  Condominiums/Town homes: You understand that EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC. will inspect only your condominium unit. Our inspection will not include any inspection of common areas or other spaces you do not own. We may offer comments concerning our observations of common areas as a courtesy. You agree that any comments concerning common areas, or any lack of comments concerning common areas, shall not give rise to any claim against EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service, LLC.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this agreement, please do not hesitate to call us at: 303-558-0105.

 

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT.  I AGREE TO IT AND ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIVING A COPY OF IT.


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CLIENT                   (Date)                    CLIENT                     (Date)


     Copyright © 2017 International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

Service Areas for EveryBuddy's Home Inspection Service

 We are located in Brighton, Colorado but we serve all of Colorado.

Inspections further than 50 miles from Brighton, Colorado may require a trip charge.

Inspections more than 120 miles may require a stay charge.

Colorado Front Range & Beyond:

Brighton,  Hudson, Ft. Lupton, Thornton, Broomfield, Westminster, Superior, Louisville, Erie, Dacono, Frederick, Firestone, Longmont, Niwot, Boulder, Lyons, Ft. Collins, Loveland, Wellington, Windsor, Greeley, Johnstown, Aurora, Centennial, Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton, Parker, Arvada, Golden, Castle Rock, Larkspur, Berthoud, Campion, Wellington, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Keenesburg, Wiggins, Ft. Morgan, Estes Park, Nederland, Bennett, Strasburg, Deer Trail, Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, Central City, Black Hawk, Lucerne, Kelim, Allenspark, Meekerpark, Jamestown, Brush