Please read the following terms and conditions, then enter your information in the form below:
For purposes of definition, the individual or individuals requesting inspection of said residence, shall henceforth be referred to as "Client". Likewise, Anthem Inspections Inc., the company and the inspector performing these inspections shall be inclusively referred to as "Anthem".
Scope of Inspection
Scope of this inspection and report for a residential dwelling is a limited visual inspection of the readily accessible systems and components, the purpose of which is to identify major defects needing immediate repair or replacement to insure structural integrity and safety of said dwelling. Also inspected and reported on shall be components and systems nearing the end of their service life and items observed to be defective which pose no immediate structural or safety concerns, yet may need to be repaired or replaced. Inspection shall be conducted in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors code of ethics, and standards of practice, a copy of which shall be provided to the client upon request, or can be viewed at http://www.homeinspector.org/files/docs/standards_updated3-4-2015.pdf.
Items not to be inspected shall include any systems, components, or areas which are not readily accessible or viewable. Inspection shall also not include any destructive testing or dismantling. Client shall not hold Anthem responsible for conditions not readily accessible, or viewable at the time of the inspection. Inspection reports are not a home warranty, guarantee, insurance policy or substitute for real estate transfer disclosures which may be required by law.
Items outside the scope of this inspection also include:
- Specific components noted as being excluded on the individual systems inspection forms
- Private water or private sewage systems
- Saunas, steam baths, or fixtures and equipment
- Radio-controlled devices, automatic gates, elevators, lifts, dumbwaiters and thermostatic or time clock controls
- Water softener/ purifier systems or solar heating systems
- Furnace heat exchangers, freestanding appliances, security alarms or personal property
- Adequacy or efficiency of any system or component
- Prediction of life expectancy of any item
- Building code or zoning ordinance violations
- Geological stability or soils condition
- Structural stability or engineering analysis
- Termites, pests, or other wood destroying organisms
- Asbestos, radon, formaldehyde, lead, water or air quality, electromagnetic radiation or any environmental hazards
- Building value appraisal or cost estimates
- Condition of detached buildings
- Pool or spas bodies and underground piping including irrigation systems
Your home inspector is a home inspection generalist and is not acting as a licensed engineer, or expert in any craft or trade. If your inspector recommends consulting other specialized experts, you may do so at your own expense.
ARBITRATION: Any dispute concerning the interpretation of this agreement or arising from this inspection and report, except one for inspection reimbursement shall be resolved either,
A: Informally between the parties.
B: By arbitration conducted in accordance with the rules of the American 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 the Code of Civil Procedure.
C: Judicially within a jurisdiction local to the inspected residence.
USE BY OTHERS: Client promises Inspector that Client has requested this inspection for Client's own use and will not disclose any part of the inspection report to any other person with these exceptions only: one copy may be provided to the current seller(s) of the property for their use as part of this transaction only, and one copy may be provided to the real estate agent representing Client and/or a bank or other lender for use in Client's transaction only.
ATTORNEY'S FEES: The prevailing party in any dispute arising out of this agreement, the inspection, or report(s) shall be awarded all attorney's fees, arbitrator fees and other related costs.
SEVERABILITY: Client and Inspector agree that should a Court of Competent Jurisdiction determine and declare that any portion of this contract is void, avoidable or unenforceable, the remaining provisions and portions shall remain in full force and effect.
DISPUTES: Client understands and agrees that any claim for failure to accurately report the visually discernible conditions at the Subject Property, as limited herein above, shall be made in writing and reported to the Inspector within ten (10) business days of discovery. Client further agrees that, with the exception of emergency conditions, Client or Client's agents, employees or independent contractors, will make no alterations, modifications or repairs to the claimed discrepancy prior to a re-inspection by the Inspector. Client understands and agrees that any failure to notify the Inspector as stated above shall constitute a waiver of any and all claims for said failure to accurately report the condition in question.
It is understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto that Anthem is not an insurer, that the payment for the subject inspection is based solely on the value of the service provided by Anthem in the performance of the limited visual inspection and production of a written inspection report as described herein, and that it is impractical and extremely difficult to fix actual damages, if any, which may result from a failure to perform such services. Any effort to recover monies from said damages shall be as follows:
A: An agreed amount as determined informally between the parties, which shall be exempt from further examination or arbitration upon receipt of payment.
B: An amount as determined through arbitration, which shall be exempt from further examination or arbitration upon receipt of payment.
C: An amount awarded by judicial decision, which shall be exempt from further examination or arbitration upon receipt of payment, except as allowed through judicial appeals of said decision.
No legal action or proceeding of any kind, including those sounding in tort or contract, can be commenced against Anthem , or its officers, agents or employees more than one year after the date of the subject inspection. Time is expressly of the essence herein.
The written report to be prepared by Inspector shall be considered the final and exclusive findings of the Inspector regarding the inspection of the property. Client shall not rely on any oral statements made by the Inspector prior to issuance of the written report.
This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, their heirs, successors, assigns, agents, and representatives of any kind whatsoever.
This agreement constitutes the entire integrated agreement between the parties hereto pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and may be modified only by a written agreement signed by all of the parties hereto. No oral agreements, understandings, or representations shall change, modify, or amend any part of this agreement.
Payment is due upon completion and receipt of the inspection and invoice, per the fee schedule found on our website at http://www.antheminspections.com/Anthem%20Inspections%20Price%20List%202016.pdf.
If payment has not been received within 90 days of the inspection date, the account may be assessed a late fee equal to 25% of the inspection fee. Accounts which remain unpaid 180 days or more from the inspection date will be assessed the late fee, and will be submitted for collections.
Anthem Inspections Inc.
8140 Silkwood Ct.
Boise, ID 83704
David Reish, Inspector