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Part of our standards of practice is the following agreement, a copy of which will be provided for us to sign on or before the day of the inspection. With this agreement, I am obligated to provide you with a written report based on a visual inspection of the accessible major components of the property, in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (BC).

Please read the document as you will be asked to agree to its terms before the commencement of the inspection.                                                                                                   

THIS CONTRACT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
— PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING —

BETWEEN:   ,  _____________________________________________________________         of               _____________________________________________________________________________(the “Client”)

AND:   Allsafe Home Inspection, 7089 Richview Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T3, 250-812-0915,    (the “Inspector”)          in relation to property to be inspected on   __________________________________________________________________  and located at: ___________________________________________________________(the Subject Property)                                                          

THE CLIENT AND INSPECTOR ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE AS FOLLOWS:                            

ARTICLE 1 - Inspection

1.1              The Client understands that the word “Inspector” as used in this contract means and includes  Allsafe Home Inspection, including its employees and individual inspectors, whether an employee or an independent contractor and/or that independent contractors company, and acknowledges and agrees that this contract will apply to the Client and the Inspector as defined.

1.2              The Client hereby requests that the Inspector perform an inspection (the “Inspection”) of the Subject Property and prepare a written and/or oral report (the “Inspection Report”).  The Inspection and Inspection Report are subject to the following limitations and conditions, each of which are acknowledged, understood and accepted by the Client.

a)                   The Inspection and Inspection Report shall be performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (British Columbia), a copy of which is available upon request or at www.cahpi.bc.ca.

b)                   The Inspection is non-invasive and the Inspection Report constitutes an opinion of the Present Condition of the property based on a visual inspection of the readily accessible and visible major systems and components of the Primary Residence on the Property;

c)                   The Inspection and Inspection Report do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or an insurance policy.

d)                   The Client is encouraged, at their own risk, to participate in the visual inspection process and accepts responsibility for the consequences of electing not to do so.

e)                   The condition of certain systems, components and equipment will be randomly sampled by the Inspector. Examples include, but may not be restricted to, window/door operation, electrical receptacles, switches and lights, cabinets, mortar, masonry, paint and caulking integrity, roof covering materials, and examination of interior and exterior surfaces for signs of moisture ingress.

f)                     Weather conditions may limit the extent of the inspection process; the Client understands that the scope and accuracy of the Inspection Report can be affected by weather conditions existing at the time of the inspection.  The Client hereby releases and waives any claim they may have against the Inspector for omissions or inaccuracies in the Inspection or  Inspection Report arising as a result of weather conditions existing at the time of inspection.

g)                   The Inspection Report is for the confidential use of the Client only and will not be disclosed to third parties such as real estate agents, sellers, or lenders without the express written consent of the Client. The Client shall protect and indemnify the Inspector from any claim against the Inspector by any such third party arising from disclosure of the Inspection Report.

Article 2 - The Client authorizes the Inspector to disclose the Inspection Report to third parties.    
Yes ___   No ___                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                               Client Initials____

Article 3 - Restrictions on Legal Rights

3.1              In the event of any errors, omissions, breach of contract, and/or negligence by the Inspector the Client hereby agrees to the following restrictions on their legal rights.

a)       The Client acknowledges and agrees that the time limit for commencement of legal proceedings by the Client against the Inspector for damages suffered by the Client as a result of alleged errors, omissions, breaches of contract, and/or negligence by the Inspector shall be not later than one (1) year from the date of the inspection.  After the expiry of one (1) year from the date of the inspection any claim of the client against the Inspector shall expire and cease to exist for all purposes and the Client’s right to commence legal proceedings against the Inspector shall thereupon be barred.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Client Initials_______                                                                                                                      

b)       In the event that the Client claims damages against the Inspector and does not prove those damages, the Client shall pay all legal fees, legal expenses and costs incurred by the Inspector in defense of the claim;

c)        The Inspector shall not be liable to the Client for the cost of any repairs to or replacement of any system, component, or equipment undertaken by the Client without prior consultation with the Inspector.

d)       The Inspector's total liability to the Client for errors, omissions, breaches of contract and/or negligence in any part of the Inspection or Inspection Report shall be limited to the amount of the fee paid for the Inspection.  For greater clarity this means that if the Client sues the Inspector any damages awarded cannot exceed the cost of the Inspection.

Client Initials ______

ARTICLE 3 - FEE  

3.1           The fee payable at the time of the visual inspection of the Subject Property shall be as follows:

                Base Fee:                                                                                                                                $__________

                HST:                                                                                                                                        $__________

                Travel:                                                                                                                                     $__________

                TOTAL:                                                                                                                                   $__________

ARTICLE 4 – ACKNOWLEDGMENT                                                                                                                                                          4.1  By signing this Inspection Contract the Client acknowledges, covenants and agrees that:

a)The Client understands and agrees to be bound by each and every provision of this Contract. 

b)The Client has the authority to bind any other family members or other interested parties to this Contract.                                                                                                                                    

c)The Inspector has not made any representations or warranties about the terms of this Contract                              other than those contained herein.

d)The Client has had such legal advice as the Client desires in relation to the effect of this Contract                            on the Client's legal rights.

 

Date:       _________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                               
Client Signature                                                                    Client Signature

                Inspector

                                                                                               
                                  John Kogel, License #47455, signed on
                own behalf and on behalf of Allsafe Home Inspection

 

© 2012 Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (BC)

 

 Client Statement:

I have read the CAHPI(BC) Standard Agreement and agree to its terms.

 

Copy the statement above and paste it into an email to info@allsafehome.ca. Be sure to add your name to the note. This helps to reduce paperwork so that we can devote more time to discussing the home during the inspection walkthrough. Thanks again for choosing our services.

John Kogel, RHI, Lic #47455

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
   
   
   

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