1.1. A Home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of a residential dwelling,
performed for a fee, which is
designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of said dwelling. Components may include any
combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home, as
identified and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to or during the inspection process.
- A home inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling. The inspection
is based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the
inspection and not the determination of future conditions.
- A home inspection will not reveal every problem that exists or ever could exist, but only those material
defects observed on the day of the inspection.
1.2. A Material defect is a problem with a residential real property or any portion of it
that would have a significant
adverse impact on the value of the property or that involves an unreasonable risk to people on the property. The fact that
a structural element, system or subsystem is near, at or beyond the end of the normal useful life of such a structural
element, system or subsystem is not by itself a material defect.
1.3. An Inspection report shall describe and identify in written format the inspected systems,
structures, and components
of the dwelling and shall identify material defects observed. Inspection reports may contain recommendations regarding
conditions reported or recommendations for correction, monitoring or further evaluation by professionals.