Please review the inspection agreement of your desired service(s) in full before the day of your inspection. It is required that the document is signed beforehand, which you may do digitally, or at the inspection site if you will attend.
If time permits, reviewing a sample report is always a good measure. As it will give you a general understanding of how in-depth and structured the report is.
The most commonly reported issues with reports, in general, are that they are either, too technical and difficult to understand. The written report conflicts with much of what the inspector said on-site. That the report lacked depth and direction, minimal pictures, no useful illustrations, items being called out with no clarity of severity. Many clients expect to see ballpark estimates right in the report, even though this is outside the scope of a home inspection.
*Please note that the above agreements are samples, your actual agreements will be emailed for you to E-sign.
The Pre – Inspection Agreement
A pre-inspection agreement is typically a 1-2 page document a client will receive before any licensed home inspector performs the services requested at the time inspection. The Pre – Inspection Agreement covers, the agreed upon service and applicable fee (s), the scope of the inspection, standards followed, and disclaimers. In New York State, any reputable, licensed, an insured inspector is required to have in his/her possession a signed Pre-Inspection Agreement.
Standards of Practice
For your reference, provided below are the detailed formalities we as home inspectors and mold assessors must adhere by. Home Inspection Standards of Practice documentation (InterNachi-SOP); (NYDOS-SOP). Mold Inspection Standards of Practice documentation (IAC2-SOP).