Authorization for Home Inspection Services

Classic Inspection Service (hereafter referred to as CIS)

Scope:

A home inspection is a non invasive, visual evaluation of reasonably accessible areas of the home. The inspection and report follows the guidelines set by the Texas Real Estate Commission's “Standards of Practice” defining the standard of duty and the conditions, limitations and exclusions of the inspection, the inspector will use the TREC promulgated Property Inspection Report to report the findings. The TREC Standards of Practice and the Property Inspection Report define the scope of the inspection to be performed. Copies of the TREC Standards of Practice may be viewed at www.trec.state.tx.us. In exchange for the Inspection Fee (outlined below) paid by Client (named below), the inspector agrees to provide the client with an inspection report setting out the inspectors professional opinions concerning the condition of the property further described in the report. The inspector/s will attempt to identify major defects and/or problems with the property. Due to the nature of mechanical systems, no accurate prediction of remaining life is made. The report is based on the opinion of the inspector from conditions noted at the time of inspection. Do not expect all deficiencies to be discovered in the inspection, some will be elusive to the inspector. The inspection and report thereon is not a warranty, guarantee, insurance policy, or substitute for real estate transfer disclosures, warranties or Seller’s Disclosure Statement which may be required by law.

The Inspector agrees to:

1. Inspect items, parts, systems, components and conditions which are present and visible at
the time of the inspection, but the inspector is not required to determine or estimate the
remaining life expectancy or future performance of any inspected item, part, system or component.
2. Operate mechanical and electrical equipment, systems, and appliances during an inspection
in normal modes and operating range at the time of the inspection.
3. Report which of the parts, components, and systems present in the property have or have not
been inspected.
4. Report as deficient inspected parts, components or systems that are not functioning or that
the standards of practice required the inspector to report as Deficient.
5. Address all of the parts, components, and systems contained in the standards of practice in
the property being inspected.

The inspection is limited to those items which can be seen, easily accessed and/or operated by the
inspector at the time of the inspection as set out in the Inspection Report. Inspector will not remove
walls, floors, wall coverings, floor coverings and other obstructions in order to inspect concealed items.
Systems and conditions which are not specifically addressed in the Inspection Report are excluded.

The major systems which will be inspected include:
1. Foundation, grading, drainage
2. Interior doors, wall, ceilings and floors
3. Exterior walls and doors, windows and door glazing
4. Fireplace and chimney
5. Roof, roof structure and attic
6. Porches, balconies and decks
7. Built-in appliances
8. Heating, cooling and vent systems
9. Plumbing supply, plumbing drains
10. Water heating system
11. Electrical system

The inspector may indicate one of the following opinions of the Inspector regarding a particular item:
1. The item is performing its intended function at the time of the inspection
2. The item is in need of replacement or service for repair, or
3. Further evaluation by a technician or expert is recommended.

Inspection Report:

The Inspection Report provided by the inspector will contain the inspector’s professional, good-faith opinions concerning the need for repair or replacement of certain inspected items. All statements in the report are the inspectors opinions and should not be construed as statements of fact or factual representations concerning the property.

By signing this Agreement, the Client understands that the services provided by the Inspector fall within the Professional Services Exemption of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA) and agrees that no cause of action exists under the DTPA related to the services provided. Except for those matters for which the
exemption does not apply.

The Inspection Report is not a substitute for disclosures by sellers and real estate agents. Sellers disclosure statements should be carefully read for any material facts that may influence or affect the market value of the property.

As noted above, the Inspection Report may state that further evaluation of certain items is needed by an expert in the field of the item inspected. By signing this agreement, the client acknowledges that qualified experts may be needed to further evaluate such items as structural systems, foundations, grading, drainage, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC, appliances, sprinkler systems, fire/smoke detection systems, septic systems and other observable items as noted in the report.

Dispute Resolution:

In the event a dispute arises regarding an inspection that has been performed under this agreement, the client agrees to notify CIS in writing, within ten (10) days of the date the client discovers the basis for the dispute so as to give the Inspector a reasonable opportunity to re inspect the property. Client agrees to allow re-inspection before any corrective action is taken. Client agrees not to disturb or repair or have repaired anything which might constitute evidence relating to a complaint against the inspector. In the event a dispute cannot be resolved by the client and CIS, the parties agree that any dispute or controversy shall be resolved by mandatory and binding arbitration. The arbitration panel must include at least one licensed home inspector. The parties agree that the maximum liability for CIS, its employees or agents, is limited to an amount not to exceed the fee paid for the inspection service. CIS will not be held liable for any claims if repairs or replacements are made, or money is spent without notifying Classic Inspection Service so it can re inspect.

Attorneys Fees:

The inspector and the client agree that in the event any dispute or controversy arises as a result of this
agreement, and the services provided hereunder, the prevailing party in that dispute shall be entitled to recover all of the prevailing parties reasonable and necessary attorneys fees and costs incurred by that party.

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DOCUMENTS, IF ANY; THAT I UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THAT I AGREE TO BE BOUND
BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF CLIENT IS MARRIED, CLIENT REPRESENTS THAT THIS OBLIGATION IS
A FAMILY OBLIGATION INCURRED IN THE INTEREST OF THE FAMILY.

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