HOME INSPECTION AGREEMENT

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING YOUR INSPECTION. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSULT YOUR ATTORNEY PRIOR TO SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT. ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE. THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE REVIEWED BY THE CLIENT AND REALTOR BEFORE THE INSPECTION IS SCHEDULED.


PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING

I. Scope of Services

A. In exchange for the Inspection Fee paid by Client, the Inspector agrees to provide the Client with an

Inspection Report setting out the Inspector=s professional opinions concerning the condition of

the Property further described in the report. The inspection will be performed in accordance with

the

Texas Standards of Practice promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission and/or the

Texas Department of Agriculture ie: Structural Pest Control Service. Inspector/s will attempt to

identify major defects and/or problems with the Property. However, Client acknowledges that

the Inspection Report may not identify all deficiencies, defects and/or problems.

B. 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; and

5. Address all of the parts, components, and systems contained in the standards of practice in

the property being inspected.

C. 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 & Drains, Water Heating System; and 10. Electrical system.

D. 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.


II. Inspection Report


A. 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 observable items. All statements in the

report is the Inspector=s 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 Unless specifically stated, the report will

not include and should not be read to indicate opinions as to the environmental conditions,

presence of toxic or hazardous waste or substances, the presence of termites or other wood -

destroying organisms, or compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes or restrictions or the

insurability, efficiency, quality, durability, future life or future performance of any item inspected.

B. The Inspection Report is not a substitute for disclosures by sellers and real estate agents. Said

Disclosure statements should be carefully read for any material facts that may influence or effect

the desirability and/or market value of the Property.

C. 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, 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.

III.Disclaimer of Warranties

The inspector makes no guarantee or warranty, express or implied, as to any of the following:

1. That all defects have been found or that the Inspector will pay forrepair of undisclosed defects;

2. That any of the items inspected are designed or constructed in a good and workmanlike manner;

3. That any of the items inspected will continue to perform in the future as they are performing at the time of

the inspection; and

4. That any of the items inspected are merchantable or fit for any particular purpose.


IV. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE INSPECTION FEE

PAID TO THE INSPECTOR IS NOMINAL GIVEN THE RISK OF LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH

PERFORMING HOME INSPECTIONS

IF LIABILITY COULD NOT BE LIMITED. CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WITHOUT THE ABILITY

TO LIMIT LIABILITY, THE INSPECTOR WOULD BE FORCED TO CHARGE CLIENT MUCH MORE THAN THE

INSPECTION FEE FOR THE INSPECTOR=S SERVICES. CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES BEING GIVEN THE

OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS AGREEMENT REVIEWED BY COUNSEL OF HIS OR HER OWN

CHOOSING AND FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THE OPPORTUNITY OF HIRING A DIFFERENT

INSPECTOR TO PERFORM THE INSPECTION. BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, CLIENT AGREES

TO LIABILITY BEING LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF THE INSPECTION FEE PAID BY THE CLIENT.


V.Dispute Resolution

In the event, a dispute arises regarding an inspection that has been performed under this agreement, the

Client agrees to notify the Inspector 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 reinspect 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. Client further agrees that the

Inspector can either conduct the reinspection himself or can employ others (atInspector=s expense) to reinspect

the property or both. In the event a dispute cannot be resolved by the Client and the Inspector, 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.

VI.Attorney=s 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 here under, the prevailing party in that dispute shall be entitled to recover

all of the prevailing party=s reasonable and necessary attorneys’= fees and costs incurred by that party.


VII. Exclusivity

The Inspection Report is to be prepared exclusively for the Client named and is not transferable to

anyone in any form.


The client gives permission for the Inspector to discuss report findings with real estate agents,

specialists, or repair persons for the sake of clarification. A copy of the Inspection Report may be released to the

selling Real Estate Agent.


BY ME COMPLETING THE APPOINTMENT FORM, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THIS CONTRACT AND THE

ATTACHED 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.


FLINTROCK INSPECTION SERVICES INFORMED ME FACE TO FACE OR OVER THE PHONE, AND THROUGH THIS AGREEMENT THAT THE ABOVE HOME INSPECTION COMPANY VIDEO RECORDS WITH A DEVICE AT THE EXIT INTERVIEW. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH BEING VIDEO RECORDED. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE VIDEO RECORDED AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION IS THE SOLE PROPERTY OF FLINTROCK INSPECTION SERVICES.