Our Home Inspectors Guarantee Their Work
Ellis Inspection Services, Inc. certifies that on the inspection date, we conducted a home inspection in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice, a copy of which is available at www.ashi.com and made a part of this warranty. Ellis Inspection Services hereby agrees it will pay the reasonable costs to repair or replace any defective item (s) or defective conditions the Home Inspector failed to observe in his written report up to a total payment not to exceed in the aggregate, for all claims, the sum equal to $2,500.00 provided the defective item (s) is an item which the inspector was required to inspect pursuant to the ASHI Standards of Practice, is not an item covered under a home warranty policy or a mechanical warranty and was reported to Ellis Inspection Services, in writing within 90 days of the inspection date. There is no other warranty expressed or implied beyond 90 days and our total Liability Limit is $2,500.00
Ellis Inspection Services must be given the opportunity to view any and all items in question prior to any repairs being performed. Neglect to call Ellis Inspection Services prior to work being started will void the warranty.
ARBITRATION: Unresolved disputes, except one for non-payment of fees, shall proceed to binding arbitration conducted in accordance with the construction industry rules of the American Arbitration, except that the parties shall select an arbitrator who is familiar with the real estate inspection profession. The arbitrator shall conduct summary judgment motions and enforce full discovery rights as would a court and shall follow the substantive rules of law. I understand that I am giving up my right to a jury trial. Despite the terms of the agreement, when a lawsuit is brought against the Inspector whether for breach of contract, negligence, misrepresentation. suppression, or any other cause of action or claim arising out of the inspection.
If client is unsuccessful in litigation against Inspector. Client will be responsible for the Inspectors attorney’s fees and including all out of pocket expenses borne by the Inspector as a result of client’s lawsuit.
Client understands that an inspection and inspection report without this $2,500.00 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY and Arbitration is available by our Company and will include an inspection of the property by the following specialists: Roof, Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Foundation, Fireplace & Pool (as applicable) Contractors, Geo-technical and Structural Engineers in addition to the Inspector. The fee for this extended inspection beyond ASHI standards is between 2 (two) and 4(four) dollars per square feet.
This is intended to be a legal and binding contract. Payment and/or any use of the inspection report constitutes agreement of all conditions.
I hereby state that I have read and agree to the terms of the above contract.