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Commercial Inspections

This commercial inspection was performed in accordance with InterNACHI's Commercial Standards Of Practice www.internachi.org/comsop This standard is designed as a baseline from which the inspector and client can develop and agree to a scope of work that may deviate from this standard depending on budget, time constraints, purpose of the inspection, age of the subject property, and risk tolerance of the client. The level of due diligence should be set where the cost, in time and money, of acquiring information about the subject property will not likely exceed the value of that information. Therefore an inspection performed in accordance with this standard will not be technically exhaustive. In recognizing that the client likely has the goal of acquiring information about the subject property at a cost, in time and money, that does not exceed the value of that information, representative observations are not just permitted by this standard, but recommended as well.

The client should understand that no inspection report is completely accurate. A report is only the written communication of the observations made and research conducted by the inspector. The report contains those items which in the inspector's opinion are likely to be of interest to his/her client. The client should understand that the inspection report is, to a large degree, the subjective opinions of the inspector based on his/her observations and research within the limits of access, time, and budget and without the aid of special equipment or meters and without dismantling, probing, testing, or troubleshooting and without detailed knowledge of the commercial property, its components or its systems. The inspection report is not much more than a subjective professional opinion. An inspector performing a commercial inspection in accordance with this standard is not practicing architecture or engineering. This inspection is not a warranty and the inspection report is merely the written communication of the inspector's subjective opinion on the condition of the subject property.

The level of accuracy of information varies depending on its source. The inspector may rely on information obtained to the extent that the information appears to be accurate and complete. This standard does not require the inspector to independently verify the accuracy of the documents reviewed by the inspector or included in the report nor the statements made by those interviewed by the inspector. The inspector is not a fraud investigator and this standard does not require the inspector to look for intentionally hidden deficiencies in the subject property. The inspection report is supplementary to the seller's disclosures.

Properties being inspected do not "Pass" or "Fail.” - The following report is based on an inspection of the visible portion of the structure; inspection may be limited by vegetation and possessions. Depending upon the age of the property, some items like GFI outlets may not be installed; this report will focus on safety and function, not current code. This report identifies specific non-code, non cosmetic concerns that the inspector feels may need further investigation or repair.

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