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Terms of Service - By emailing us and paying for our service, you acknowledge to having read and agreeing to our terms of service listed below:
The scope of any ordered inspection and/or report is a limited visual inspection of the general systems and components of the home to identify any system or component listed in the report that may be in need of immediate major repair. It is not a prediction of future performance. All inspections will be performed in compliance with generally accepted standards of practice, a copy of which is available upon request.
Any area that is not exposed to view, is concealed, or is inaccessible because of soil, walls, floors, carpets, ceilings, furnishings, or any other thing is not included in any ordered inspection. Inspections do not include any destructive testing or dismantling. Client agrees to assume all the risk for all conditions that are concealed from view of the time of any inspection. Ordered inspections are not a home warranty, guarantee, insurance policy or substitute for real estate transfer disclosures that may be required by law.
Whether or not they are concealed, the following ARE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF ANY INSPECTION:
• Specific components noted as being excluded on the individual systems inspection forms
• Private water or private sewage systems (if the water main to the house is turned off, it is left off for the inspection).
• Saunas, steam baths, or fixtures and equipment
• Radio-controlled devices, automatic gates, elevators, lifts, dumbwaiters and the thermostatic or time clock controls
• Water softener / purifier systems or solar heating systems
• Furnace heat exchangers, freestanding appliances, security alarms or personal property
• Adequacy or efficiency of any system or component
• Prediction of life expectancy of any item
• Building code or zoning ordinance violations
• Geological stability or soils condition
• Engineering analysis of structural stability
• Unexposed/hidden evidence of termites, pests or other wood destroying insects
• Mold, mildew and all related conditions
• Asbestos, radon, formaldehyde, lead, water or air quality, electromagnetic radiation or any environmental hazards
• Building value appraisal or cost estimates
• Pool or spas and associated underground piping
Your inspector is a home inspection generalist and is not acting as a licensed engineer or expert in any craft or trade.
If your inspector recommends consulting other specialized experts, client must do so at client’s expense.
Any error, omission, dispute, controversy, interpretation or claim including claims for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising out of, from or related to, this contract or arising out of, from or related to the inspection or inspection report shall be submitted to the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors and we will proceed as directed by the laws of the state of Kentucky. Welch Home Inspection, LLC will have 30 to rectify the dispute or refund the exact amount paid for the inspection.
Client promises inspector that client has requested this inspection for Client’s own use only and will not disclose any part of the inspection report to any other person with these exceptions ONLY: one copy may be provided to the current seller(s) of the property for their use as part of this transaction only, and one copy may be provided to the real estate agent representing Client and/or bank or other lender for use in Client’s transaction only.
Client and inspector agree that should a Court of Competent Jurisdiction determine and declare that any portion of this contract is void, voidable or unenforceable, the remaining provisions and portions shall remain in full force and effect.
Client understands and agrees that any claim for failure to accurately report the visually discernible conditions at the Subject Property, as limited herein above, shall be made in willing and reported to the inspector within ten business days of discovery. Client further agrees that, with the exception of emergency conditions, Client or Client’s agents, employees or independent contractors, will make no alteration, modifications or repairs to the claimed discrepancy prior to a reinspection by the Inspector. Client understands and agrees that any failure to notify the Inspector as stated above shall constitute a waiver of any and all claims for said failure to accurately report the condition in question.
INSPECTOR’S LIABILITY FOR MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN ANY INSPECTION REPORT SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE FEE PAID FOR THE INSPECTION AND REPORT. THE LIABILITY OF INSPECTOR’S PRINCIPALS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES IS ALSO LIMITED TO THE FEE PAID. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO ANYONE WHO IS DAMAGED OR HAS TO PAY EXPENSES OF ANY KIND BECAUSE OF MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN THIS INSPECTION AND REPORT. THIS LIABILITY LIMITATION IS BINDING ON CLIENT AND CLIENT’S SPOUSES, HEIRS, PRINCIPALS, ASSIGNS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO MAY OTHERWISE CLAIM THROUGH CLIENT. CLIENT ASSUMES THE RISK OF ALL LOSSES GREATER THAN THE FEE PAID FOR THE INSPECTION. CLIENT AGREES TO IMMEDIATELY ACCEPT A REFUND OF THE FEE AS FULL SETTLEMENT OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS WHICH MAY EVER ARISE FROM ANY ORDERED INSPECTION.
ANY ORDERED INSPECTIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES IS CONDITIONED UPON THE ORDERING PARTY’S AGREEMENT TO THE ABOVE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND SCOPE OF INSPECTION.