|Please read the Agreement and fill in the required fields at the end of the Agreement. Once that is
completed, click the "Submit" button. You may also click on the "Facsimile" button which will download
the Agreement to you as a .PDF file (Adobe Acrobat) including a facsimile cover page, allowing you to
print the Agreement. You may then fax a signed copy of the Agreement to our office.
|STANDARD STATE OF NC/SC
HOME INSPECTION AGREEMENT
NC License #002751
- The CLIENT shall pay the INSPECTOR the charges (fees) in full, in advance of or at the time of the inspection. The
fees applicable are listed in the "Fees" section of INSPECTOR's web site (www.cchig.com/fees.html). If CLIENT is
married, CLIENT represents that this obligation is a family obligation incurred in the interest of the family.
- INSPECTOR shall perform a visual inspection of the house/building and to provide CLIENT with an inspection report
of the apparent condition of the readily accessible installed systems and components of the property existing at the
time of the inspection. This may include, but not be limited to, the identification of any defects, possible safety
issues, recommendations to upgrade or enhance, or recommend further inspection by qualified/licensed
professionals (i.e., electricians, plumbers, etc.). The report is only supplementary to the seller's disclosure. At the
time of inspection, any area which is not exposed to view, is concealed, or is inaccessible because of soil, snow,
water, walls, floors, carpets, ceilings, furnishings, or any other thing, is not included as part of the inspection. No
destructive testing or any form of dismantling will be performed. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are
excluded from the inspection. Termite testing/inspecting - visual or otherwise - is beyond the scope of the inspection
and report; Client should consult/contract with a licensed pest inspection professional to evaluate past or present
termite issues/damage. Test results for potential mold is not an affirmation that mold exists or doesn't exist, only the
possibility; CLIENT would need to contract with a professional that specializes in mold testing/remediation.
Determining the structural integrity of the premises, or portions thereof, are beyond the scope of this inspection as
only a licensed professional, that specializes in structural engineering, can attest to such integrity. CLIENT agrees to
assume all the risk for all conditions which are concealed from view at the time of inspection. Maintenance and other
items may be discussed, but they are not part of the inspection. The inspection report is not a compliance
inspection or certification for past or present municipal or governmental codes or regulations of any kind.
- INSPECTOR agrees to perform the inspection in accordance to the current Standards of Practice of either the North
Carolina or South Carolina Licensure Board - depending on the state in which the inspection is performed. Although
INSPECTOR agrees to follow the Standards of Practice of the state in which the inspection occurs, CLIENT
understands that these standards contain certain limitations, exceptions, and exclusions. The INSPECTOR is not
responsible to test for compliance with applicable ordinances, statutes and covenants (HOA/POA), manufacturer
specifications, building codes - or for the presence of potential dangers arising from radon gas, lead paint,
asbestos, mold, mildew, urea formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals, septic systems, water and airborne
hazards, soil contamination, and other environmental hazards or violations. Also excluded are inspections of
swimming pools, hot tubs, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners, sprinkler systems, lawn
irrigation systems, bukheads/docks, fire and safety equipment, lightning arrestors, intercom or cable TV/satellite
systems, solar heating systems, the presence of rodents, termites and other insects, and crawlspaces with less than
36 inch clearance below bottom of floor joists . These require testing by state licensed and qualified professionals.
- Any tests that require laboratory analysis, the testing laboratory is solely and fully responsible for the results of its
tests and findings in the event CLIENT disputes any laboratory report produced by the testing laboratory.
- If any structure or portion of any structure that is to be inspected pursuant to this Agreement is a log home, log
structure or similar log construction, CLIENT understands that such structures have unique characteristics that make
it impossible for INSPECTOR to inspect and evaluate them by an exterior visual inspection. Therefore, the scope of
the inspection to be performed pursuant to this Agreement does not include decay of the interior of logs in log walls,
log foundations or roofs or similar defects that are not visible by an exterior visual inspection.
- Any inspection report provided to the CLIENT is the property of INSPECTOR and is provided to the CLIENT solely
and exclusively for CLIENT’s own information and may not be relied upon by any other person. CLIENT agrees to
maintain the confidentiality of the inspection report and agrees not to disclose any part of it to any other person.
CLIENT may only distribute copies of the inspection report to the seller or real estate agents directly involved in this
transaction, but said persons are not specifically intended beneficiaries of this Agreement or inspection report.
CLIENT agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold INSPECTOR and its agents (i.e., associate inspectors, sub-
contractors, etc.) and employees harmless from any third party claims arising out of the CLIENT’s unauthorized
distribution of the inspection report.
- It is understood and agreed that the INSPECTOR is not an insurer and that the inspection and report are not
intended to be construed as a guarantee or warranty of the adequacy, performance, or condition of any structure,
item, or systems at the house/building location. The CLIENT hereby releases and exempts INSPECTOR and its
agents and employees of all liability and responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defect or
deficiency, and for any consequential damage, property damage, or personal injury of any nature.
- CLIENT acknowledges that the liability of INSPECTOR, the INSPECTOR and its agents and employees, for claims or
damages, costs of defense or suit, attorney’s fees and expenses and payments arising out of or related to the
INSPECTOR's negligence or breach of any obligation under this Agreement, including errors or omissions in the
inspection or the report, shall be limited to liquidated damages in an amount equal to the fee paid to the
INSPECTOR, and this liability shall be exclusive. CLIENT waives any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or
incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building even if the CLIENT has been advised of the
possibility of such damages. The parties acknowledge that the liquidated damages are not intended as a penalty
but are intended (i) to reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult and impractical to ascertain; (ii) to allocate
risk among the INSPECTOR and CLIENT; and (iii) to enable the INSPECTOR to perform the inspection at the stated
- Any dispute concerning the interpretation of this Agreement or arising from the inspection or inspection report,
except one for inspection fee payment, shall be resolved informally between THE PARTIES or by arbitration
conducted in accordance with the rules of a recognized arbitration association – except that THE PARTIES shall
select an arbitrator who is familiar with the home inspection industry. The arbitrator shall conduct summary
judgment motions and enforce full discovery rights as a court would as provided in civil proceedings by legal code.
The prevailing party in any dispute arising out of this Agreement, the inspection, or report(s) shall be reimbursed for
its attorney’s fees, arbitration costs, and any other costs associated with the dispute by the other party. It is agreed
that should a court of competent jurisdiction determine and declare that any portion of this Agreement is void or
unenforceable, the remaining provisions and portions shall remain in full force and effect. CLIENT agrees to supply
INSPECTOR with the following: (a) written notification of adverse conditions within ten (10) calendar days of report
being published for CLIENT(S) review, and (b) immediate access (within two days) to the premises. Failure to
comply with the above conditions will release CCHIG LLC, its agents, employees and INSPECTOR(S) from any and
all obligations or liability of any kind.
- In the event that INSPECTOR and/or its agents or employees are found liable due to a breach of contract, breach of
negligence, negligent misrepresentations, visual inspection oversights or any other theory of liability, then the
liability of INSPECTOR and its agents and employees shall be limited to a sum equal to the amount of the fee paid
by the CLIENT to INSPECTOR for the inspection and report.
- CLIENT shall have no cause of action, for any reason or cause, against INSPECTOR, its agents or employees after
thirty (30) days from the date of the inspection, including non-compliance to the NC or SC Home Inspector
Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics when the inspection was performed.
- Should the Client(s) not contract with "trade-specific" professional(s) if stated within the report that it should be
undertaken, the Client(s) shall also have no cause of action, for any reason, against Carolina Coast Home
Inspections Group, LLC, its inspector(s), agents or employees as Client(s) have assumed all the risk for all
conditions and issues stated/not stated or referenced/not referenced in this report by failing to contract with a "trade-
specific" professional(s) prior to purchase for further evaluation.
- Reports are emailed only after checks clears or immediately if paid via credit card.
"Agreement" acceptance terms/provisions/conditions are as follows:
By completing the "Date of Acceptance" - "Your Name" and "Fee" fields alone below, then clicking the "Submit"
button, will be deemed that you (CLIENT) have read and understand the above Agreement and agree to its terms.
CCHIG LLC will receive an email confirmation of the fields completed below [Name, Date of Acceptance, and Fee
fields are required] and will be deemed as affirmation of acceptance by you (CLIENT) to the terms stated herein.
You (CLIENT) may elect to print this "Agreement" section for your records as no other hard copy will be provided.
Use of inspection report, or any inspection findings that may have been conveyed verbally to CLIENT by CCHIG
LLC, its agents, employees and INSPECTOR(S) at time of inspection or by phone, will also be deemed as binding
acceptance of the "Agreement" terms, and all additional terms stipulated within the inspection report provided to
CLIENT. This "Agreement" and its terms are also deemed as accepted and binding by the CLIENT upon payment or
payment authorization [credit card], and that you have read and understand the above Agreement. In addition, if
the time frame to not accept the inspection report and its terms - as stipulated in the inspection report - has
expired, this "Agreement" will also be deemed as understood and accepted by the CLIENT.
In North Carolina, all provisions above are considered as an electronic signature [acceptance] - binding CLIENT to
the terms of this "Agreement" - as referenced herein and pursuant to the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
[UETA] - N.C.G.S Section:66-312 et als, which recognizes e-signatures as equivalent to paper signatures in the
private sector. CLIENT hereby is providing consent [e-signature] by undertaking any of the contractual
[Agreement] binding actions referenced above.
THIS AGREEMENT, binding via considerations referenced herein, is entered into by and between Carolina Coast
Home Inspections Group, LLC, (hereinafter referred to as "INSPECTOR") and the person(s) requesting inspection
services (hereinafter referred to as "CLIENT"), collectively referred herein as "THE PARTIES." In consideration of
the promise and terms of this Agreement, THE PARTIES understand and voluntarily agree as follows:
SC License #RBI 2527
[REQUIRED BY STATE LICENSURE BOARD TO CONFIRM INSPECTION WAS REQUESTED FROM LICENSED INSPECTOR