Scope Warranty & Limitations
1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Any person who relies upon the contents of an Inspect-A-Home report does so acknowledging that the following clauses, which define the Scope and Limitations of the inspection forms an integral part of the report. The report is not an all-encompassing report dealing with the building from every aspect. Rather it is a reasonable attempt to identify any obvious or significant defects which are visually apparent at the time of the inspection. The report is not a Certificate of Compliance with the requirements of any Act, Regulation, Ordinance or By-Law. Neither is it a Structural Report.
2. REASONABLE ACCESS:
Only areas to which reasonable access is available can be inspected. Reasonable access is considered to be ‘areas which are safe, where unobstructed access is provided and within the minimum clearances as specified in the Table below or, where these clearances are not available, areas within the consultant’s unobstructed line of sight and within an arm’s length.
|AREA||ACCESS HOLE||CRAWL SPACE||HEIGHT|
|Roof interior||600 x 600mm||1.200 x 1.200mm||Accessible from 2.1m stepladder or 3.3m ladder placed against a wall.|
|Sub Floor||600 x 600mm||Vertical Clearance
Timber floor: 800mm to bearer, joint or other obstruction.
Concrete Floor: 800mm
Accessible from a 3.3m ladder
3. NON INVASIVE INSPECTION:
The Inspect-A-Home Inspector is not permitted to force open, dismantle or move heavy objects, including but not limited to, foliage, tree branches, roof insulation, under-roof membranes, floor or wall coverings, furniture, appliances or personal possessions. The Inspector does not dig, gouge, force or perform any other invasive procedures. Visible timbers cannot be destructively probed without the written permission of the property owner.
4. LOCKED ROOMS:
Where entry is not permissible due to the rooms being locked or where elements are not easily viewed or are restricted due to limited space and/or the occupants personal belongings; we will mention this in the report and will endeavour as far as possible to ascertain what the said condition could expect to be.
5. PREVIOUS RENOVATIONS:
All attempts will be made by the Inspect-a-home Inspector to ascertain if safe conditions exist within the superstructure of the building being inspected; however the writer cannot be held liable for any damages caused by the non-disclosure of previous renovations which have been undertaken to the property and of which we are unaware.
6. OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE:
It is assumed by the Inspect-A-Home Inspector that the various documents relating to the Occupational Certificate of the home have been correctly issued by the relevant authorities. If the home owner is uncertain of the validity, or if the Occupational Certificate has not been obtained, this information will need to be made known to the Inspector.
7. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES:
An Inspect-A-Home report is made solely for the use and benefit of the client named on the front of the report. No liability or responsibility whatsoever in contract or tort (a wrongful act or infringement of a right) is accepted to any third party who may rely on the Report or in part. Any third part acting or relying on this report, either completely or in part does so at his or her own risk.
8. PAYMENT TERMS:
Payment for inspections must be made prior to the time of inspection. All efforts will be made to complete the report within 48 hours of the time of inspection.