Porter’s Wisconsin Inspections, LLC Inspection Agreement verbage1. This Inspection Agreement is intended to be a legally binding contract. Please read it carefully.Client warrants: (a) they have read the following Agreement carefully, (b) they understand and are bound by all theterms of this contract, and (c) they will read the entire inspection report when received and promptly call Companywith any questions they may have.2. Purpose and Scope: The object of this inspection is to provide a professional and good faith opinion of theapparent condition of structures and systems of the real estate property described above, on the date and time of theobservation. The inspection and report will conform to the current standards of the Wisconsin statutes andthe administrative rules applying to that chapter. Home Inspection is an activity that is regulated in Wisconsin,and so this contract will refer to sections of Wisconsin law that affect this contract. You may go to my website toview the Standards of Practice if not included with the report. The inspection is designed and intended to detectobservable conditions of an improvement to residential real property, subject to certain limitations. TheInspection will cover all areas as required under Wisconsin Chapter 440 and its administrative rules.3. The inspection is a limited visual only and is not technically exhaustive. This inspection does not cover anylatent defects not reasonably observable during the inspection, including but not limited to, recent repairs, paint orcovering that may conceal current or prior defects, whether deliberately concealed or otherwise. The inspection willnot and cannot alert Inspector or the Client to conditions of the structure that are concealed, not readily accessible,or would require cleaning, alteration, excavation, or destructive testing. The Client understands that the Inspectorwill not dig probe, dismantle equipment, or remove permanent materials or items that would be damaged by such,nor will the Inspector enter unsafe or inaccessible areas to perform the inspection. Other limitations encounteredduring the inspection may be noted in the report itself.4. Exclusions and Limitations: The following areas are excluded from the Inspection under this contract as perWisconsin Standards:(a) Calculate the strength, adequacy or efficiency of any component of an improvement to residential real property.(b) Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage an improvement to residential real property or acomponent of an improvement to residential real property, or enter any area or perform any procedure that may bedangerous to the home inspector or to other persons.(c) Operate any component of an improvement to residential real property that is inoperable.(d) Operate any component of an improvement to residential real property that does not respond to normaloperating controls.(e) Disturb insulation or move personal items, furniture, equipment, vegetation, soil, snow, ice or debris obstructsaccess to or visibility of an improvement to residential real property or a component of an improvement toresidential real property.(f) Determine the effectiveness of a component of an improvement to residential real property that was installed tocontrol or remove suspected hazardous substances.(g) Evaluate acoustic characteristics of a component of an improvement to residential real property.(h) Project or estimate the operating costs of a component of an improvement to residential real property.(i) Predict future conditions, including the failure of a component of an improvement to residential real property.(j) Inspect for the presents or absence of pests, including rodents, insects and wood-damaging organisms.(k) Inspect cosmetic items, underground items or items not permanently installed.(l) Inspect for the presence of any hazardous substances.(m) Disassemble any component of an improvement to residential real property, except for removing an accesspanel that is normally removed by an occupant of residential real property.5. Warranty: No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied as a result of this inspection. The inspectionreport is valid only for the day and time of the inspection: building systems can develop problems at the mostunexpected times or even on the day of the inspection. The inspector is providing no guarantee or warranty. TheClient recognizes that there is NO REPRESENTATION OF WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF EXPECTEDOR REMAINING FUTURE LIFE FOR ITEMS INSPECTED. The inspection and report is not an insurance policy.Client agrees to arrange the purchase of such insurance policy from others if Client desires.
6. Confidential Agreement: The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential andexclusive use and possession of the Client. It is not to be sold or transferred. We strongly advise against reliance onthis report by third parties. We recommend that you consult with this inspector, or secure a qualified HomeInspector to provide your own inspection report.7. Any dispute, controversy, interpretation or claim including claims for, but not limited to, breach of contract, anyform of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising out of, from or related to this contract or arising out of, fromor related to the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted for final and binding arbitration of which theAmerican Arbitration Association will administer the proceedings. The decision of the Arbitrator appointed thereunder shall be final and binding and judgment on the Award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.8. Use of this report: This report contains technical information. IT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU to review thisreport with the Inspector. If you choose not to do so, the inspection is not considered to be complete, and theinspector cannot be held liable for any uninformed misinterpretation of this report. It is also recommended that youaccompany the Inspector during the Inspection if possible.9. Client understands and agrees that if they are not present at the time of the inspection and therefore do notsign this Agreement that this agreement will form a part of the inspection report and acceptance of the inspectionreport by Client shall and payment therefore will constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions of thisAgreement. Porter’s Wisconsin Inspection LLC requests an inspection agreement to by signed by Client prior toperforming the inspection. If you are not present at the inspection and did not sign the Inspection Agreement you,by accepting, paying for, and/or using the inspection report you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the termsand conditions of the inspection agreement and further agree that the inspection agreement will form a part of theinspection report. PWI 2010