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                        Neil A. Withers - Certified Home Inspection Services



NEIL'S HOME INSPECTIONS

CLEAR  THOROUGH  REPORTING

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SERVING THE NORTHERN REACHES OF HAWAII BIG iSLAND

NORTH KOHALA, WAIMEA, WAIKOLOA, PUAKO & KAWAIHAI 

WITH QUICK RESPONSE AND IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS.

More than 40 years experience in architecture and contracting 

NY, MA, NM and HI  ( with local references. )

AFFORDABLE RATES KEYED TO HOME SIZE AND COMPLEXITY

PLEASE PROVIDE HOME TMK FOR PRECISE PRICING AND APPOINTMENT TIMING. 

HOUSES less than 1000 SQ FT - 325 : Over 1000 - 375 : Over 1500 - 425 : CONDOS - 300 

OFFERING 48 HOUR TURNAROUND in most cases 

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What our customers are saying : 


" Neil has an experienced eye for detail and the patience to review both small and big picture issues, 

crucial when assessing possible problems. Excellent service and money well spent. "

Mike and Lynn Ditchfield , MA

Please read and sign this standard agreement, which will become a part of the final document package.

PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT



NEIL'S HOME INSPECTIONS

54-426 Kapa'au Rd (PO Box 685) HI 96755

[email protected] tel : 808 491 9220


  Property Address: ________________________________________________________________   

  Client(s):  ___________________________________________________________

  Inspection Date/Time: ____________________________________

  Attendance: Buyer – Buyers Agent – Seller – Listing Agent – Tenant

  Other: __________________________________________

    Please read and sign this Pre-Inspection Agreement, which becomes part of the final report. 

  This document explains the Scope of the Inspection, Limits of the Inspection, General Exclusions, Terms and Conditions, Limitations of Liability,and an Arbitration Agreement.   You may call us for an explanation of this agreement or any aspect 

of the report which you do not fully understand.

    SCOPE OF INSPECTION

  The purpose of the inspection is to report the general condition of the home and identify

and disclose major defects and deficiencies of the inspected systems and components

which existed at the time of the inspection and which are evident to the inspector upon

ordinary visual observation. Minor and cosmetic defects may be listed in the report for

maintenance purposes but it is not the intent, nor will the inspection report identify and

list all minor and cosmetic defects.

  The inspection is intended to evaluate systems and components of the primary

premises. Included with the inspection is the evaluation of primary attached

garages/carports/decks/porches/patios. The inspection does not include evaluation of

detached garages/carports/patios/decks or other structures unless explicitly specified.

  The client is encouraged to accompany the inspector during the inspection. 

Client participation shall be at the client’s risk for personal injury or damage to person or

property for any reason or from any cause. The inspection and report are performed and

prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the client(s). The

inspection report is not transferable. Systems and components to be inspected include:

exposed and visible foundations and structures, exteriors, roofing, plumbing, electrical,

attic, interiors, bathrooms and kitchen, basement and crawlspaces, heating and central

air conditioning, and garage or carport

    LIMITS OF THE INSPECTION

  The inspection is limited to the readily accessible and visible systems, equipment and

components of the home. The inspector will not dismantle and/or move equipment,

systems, furniture, appliances, floor coverings, finished or fastened surfaces or

components, personal property or other items to conduct this inspection or otherwise to

expose concealed or inaccessible conditions. The inspection will not include destructive

testing of any kind.

    GENERAL EXCLUSIONS

  The following conditions are NOT within the scope of the inspection:

     1) Water or air quality

     2) Presence of toxic or carcinogenic matter emitted from the ground, building

         materials, in water or air supply or from the operation of any equipment.

     3) Items that are obstructed, inaccessible or not in plain view.

     4) Mold or mold type.

     5) Animal or insect infestations.

  ( Examples of the conditions excluded above include the presence or

absence of environmental hazards, asbestos, lead paint, lead pipes, lead solder, radon, urea

formaldehyde insulation, toxic wastes, polluted water, mold, or termite/pest infestation. It is

the responsibility of the client to conduct further inspection by qualified consultants to

disclose the presence of these contaminants and the means of remediation. )

  You acknowledge and agree that this Inspection and the inspection report and findings

are limited in nature and scope, and that the following are outside the scope of the

inspection, therefore they cannot be accurately assessed by the inspector during a

limited inspection: appliances, Ancillary electrical systems (including: TV cable systems

and antennas, intercom systems, lightning protection systems, playground equipment,

swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, free standing heating stoves, humidifiers, air purifiers,

solar systems, water softeners and filters, wells, septic systems, latent defects,

adequacy of system designs, zoning or building code compliance, heating cables, fire

escapes, elevator components and shafts, air-quality analysis, concealed wiring, door

opening and doorbell systems, fire alarm systems, security systems, telephone

systems). Basic operational testing of built-in kitchen appliances is performed

(dishwasher/oven/range/microwave/garbage disposal). No determination beyond basic

operation is made regarding the performance or service life of appliances.


  THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY that the

items inspected are defect-free, or that concealed defects do not or will not exist.

Problems may exist even though signs of such may not be present during the inspection.

No representation is made as to how long any equipment will continue to function.


    SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS are rated as follows :

  SATISFACTORY( Sat.) - indicates that a component is functionally consistent with it's

         original condition, purpose or intent but may show signs of wear or deterioration.

  MARGINAL (Mar.) - indicates the component will probably need repair or replacement

         within the foreseeable future.

  POOR – indicates the component will need repair or replacement in the near future.

  SIGNIFICANT ISSUES – indicates that component is considered significantly deficient,

         inoperable or unsafe

  SAFETY HAZARD – denotes a condition which is considered presently unsafe, and in

         need of prompt attention.


  TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

A. The Client recognizes that this report is solely for the benefit of the Client and that any

person or party designated by the Client to receive information in this report shall be

subject to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS contained herein. Such designation shall be

provided in writing to the inspector.

B. The client agrees that any claim arising in connection with this agreement shall be

made in writing to the Company at the address above by certified mail, return receipt

requested within 10 days after discovering any problem.

C. The client agrees to allow the inspection company to re-inspect before changing the

condition of the problem, except in an emergency. Failure to allow the inspection

company the opportunity to re-inspect, as required above, shall constitute a waiver of

any and all claims client may have against the Company.

D. The Client agrees that, to the extent allowed by law, any damages or breach of this

contract or report are limited to the amount of the inspection fee only. Furthermore, the

Client agrees to pay all attorney fees should the Client pursue a civil action against the

Company, and fail to prevail.

E. The Client agrees that this agreement represents the entire agreement between the

parties. No oral agreements, understandings or representations shall change, modify or

amend any part of this agreement. No change or modification shall be enforceable

against any party unless such changes or modifications are in writing and signed by the

parties and supported by valid consideration.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENT :

  It is understood and agreed that the Company (Neil's Home Inspections) is not an

insurer and that the inspection and report are not to be intended or construed as a

guarantee or warranty of the adequacy, performance or condition of any structure, item

or system at the property address. The Client hereby releases and exempts the

Company and its agents and employees of and from 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.

  Any 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 final and binding arbitration under the rules of the

state. The decision of the Arbitrator appointed thereunder shall be final and binding

judgment on the Award that may be entered in any Court of competent jurisdiction.


        INSPECTION FEE: $___________________

  

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

  I, the undersigned, have carefully read the preceding Inspection Agreement and

Description and fully understand and agree with the limitations, exclusions and terms

described.

    Client Signature: ___________________________ Date ___________________

    Agent for Client Signature: ___________________________________________