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PROPERTY INSPECTION AGREEMENT

By purchasing this report, you agree to the terms and conditions at the link below and also agree to pay outstanding amount of $250 if the property sells without Building and Pest Reports prepared by HOUSEBPI are not sold to successful purchaser.

THIS INSPECTION AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO BE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CLIENT AND THE INSPECTOR. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY


1. Client requests a limited visual inspection of the property the address by the Company/Inspector, herein
after collectively referred as the “Inspector” and Client hereby represents and warrants that all approvals
necessary have been secured for the Inspector’s entrance on to the property.
2. Client warrants: (a) they have read the following Agreement carefully, (b) they understand they are bound
by all the terms of this contract, and (c) they will read the entire inspection report when received and
promptly call the Inspector with any questions they may have.
3. Client understands that the inspection and inspection report are performed and prepared for their sole,
confidential and exclusive use. Client agrees that they will not transfer or disclose any part of the inspection
report to any other person with these exceptions ONLY. (a) one copy may be provided to the current seller(s)
of the property but only upon the express condition that the seller(s) covenant to use the inspection report
only in connection with Client’s transaction, and agree not to transfer or disclose the report to any persons
other than their real estate agent, and (b) 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. Client agrees to indemnify, defend
and hold harmless the Inspector from any third party claims relating to this inspection or inspection report.
4. The Inspector agrees to perform a limited visual inspection of the residential structure at the address and
to provide the Client with a written opinion as to the apparent general condition of the structure’s
components, including identification of significant observable deficiencies as they exist at the time of
inspection. The inspection will be performed in a manner consistent with the Australian Standards
AS 4349.1 – 2007.
5. The inspection only includes those systems and components expressly and specifically identified in the
inspection report. Any areas which is not exposed to view, is concealed, is inaccessible because of soil, walls,
floors, carpets, ceilings, furnishing or any other thing, or those areas/items which have been excluded by the
Australian Standard AS 4349.1-2007 and/or by agreement of the parties is not included in this inspection.
The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling. Client agrees to assume all the risk
for all conditions which are concealed from view at the time of the inspection or exists in any area excluded
from inspection by the terms of this agreement. Maintenance and other items may be discussed but will
NOT form a part of the inspection report. The following areas/items, systems and components are among
those NOT included in the inspection:
•Code or zoning violations
•System or component installation
•Permit research
•Structural, geological, soil, wave action or hydrological stability, survey, engineering, analysis or testing •
Termites or other wood destroying insects, rodents or other pests, dry-rot or fungus
• Latent or concealed defects. The detection or identification of illegal building, electrical or plumbing work.
• Asbestos, radon gas, lead paint, urea formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals, mould, water or air
quality, PCB’s or other toxins, electro-magnetic fields, underground storage tanks, proximity to toxic waste
sites or other environmental or health hazards
• Private water or sewage systems

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• Pools, spas, hot tubs, saunas, steam baths, fountains or other types of or related systems and components
• Repair cost estimates, Building value appraisal
• Radio controlled devices, Automatic gates
• Elevators, lifts, dumbwaiters
• Thermostatic or time clock controls
• Water softeners or purifiers, Radiant heat systems
• Furnace heat exchanger, Solar heating systems
• Gas appliances such as fire pits, barbecues, heaters and lamps. Main gas shut off valve. Any gas leaks
• Odours or noise, Seismic safety, Freestanding appliances
• Security or fire safety systems, Personal property
• Any adverse condition that may affect the desirability of the property
• Proximity to railroad tracks or airplane routes
• Boundaries, easements or rights of way
• Unique/technically complex systems or components
• System or component life expectancy
• Adequacy or efficiency of any system or component
• Items specifically noted as excluded in the inspection report If inspection is desired of any of the
areas/items, systems or components listed above, then this may be covered under the terms of a Special
Purpose Report and Client shall contract the appropriate professionals if the Inspector is not appropriately
qualified to carry out that inspection and deliver a separate report.
6. Client understands that the inspection and inspection report do not constitute a guarantee or warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, expressed or implied, or insurance policy, nor is it a
substitute for real estate transfer disclosures which may be required by law.
6a. Report Ownership: The inspector named on the report will remain the owner of the report at all times.
The fee paid by Client is for the physical inspection only and the inspector named on the report remains all
rights and copyrights of the written report of which the inspector has granted the Client only, named on the
report a copy for his or her information only. All rights reserved. No part of the report may be reproduced in
any manner or passed on to any third party without the express written consent of the inspector named on
the report.
7. The written report to be prepared by the Inspector shall be considered the final exclusive findings of the
Inspector of the structure. Client understands and agrees they will not rely on any oral statements made by
the Inspector prior to the issuance of the written report. Client further understands and agrees the Inspector
reserves the right to modify the inspection report for a period of time that shall not exceed five business
days after the inspection report has first been delivered to Client.
8. Client understands and agrees that any claim arising out of or related to any act or omission of the
Inspector in connection with the inspection of the residential structure, as limited herein, shall be made in
writing and reported to the Inspector of HOUSE Building & Pest Inspections within ten (10) days of discovery.
Client further agrees to allow the Inspector to reinspect the claimed discrepancy, with exception of
emergency conditions, before Client or Client’s agent’s employees or independent contractor’s repairs,
replaces, alters or modifies the claimed discrepancy. Client understands and agrees that any failure to notify
the Inspector as stated above shall constitute a waiver of any and all claims Client may have against the
Inspector
9. Any dispute, controversy, interpretation or claim including claims for, but not limited to, breach of
contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising out of, from or related to this contract
or arising out of, from or related to the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted for final and
binding arbitration under the Rules and procedures of the Arbitration Australia. The decision of the

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Arbitrator appointed thereunder shall be final and binding and judgement on the Award may be entered in
any court of competent jurisdiction.
10. It is understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto that the Inspector is not an insurer, that
the payment for the subject inspection is based solely on the value of the service provided by the Inspector
in the performance of a limited visual inspection of the general condition of the structure’s systems and
components as described in Paragraph 4 and production of a written inspection report, that because of the
limited nature of this inspection the inspection cannot be expected to uncover all defects or deficiencies
within the structure and that it is impracticable and extremely difficult to fix the actual damages, if any,
which may result from a failure to perform such services. Thus, Client and Inspector agree that in the event
that the Inspector breaches its obligation or duty to perform such service and Client is thereby damaged,
then the liability of the Inspector (including its officers, agents and employees) shall be limited to a sum
equal to the amount of the fee paid by the customer for inspection and report and this liability shall be
exclusive.
11. Client understands and agrees that if they are not present at the time of the inspection and therefore do
not sign this Agreement that this agreement will form a part of the inspection report and acceptance of the
inspection report by Client shall and payment therefore will constitute acceptance of the terms and
conditions of this Agreement.
12. The Use of Photo’s: The report may include photographs. Some pictures are intended as a courtesy and
are added for information. Some are to help clarify where the inspector has been, what was looked at and
the condition of the component at the time of the inspection. Some pictures may be of deficiencies or
problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in the report and may allow
you to see areas or items you normally would not see. Not all problem areas, defects or conditions will be
supported with photos.
13. We Do Not check or test the operation or condition of appliances and fixtures including stoves, ovens,
dishwashers, heaters, air conditioners, hot water systems, solar systems, fire places, chimneys or any other
electrical, mechanical or plumbing appliances or fixtures that may be present. We recommend you arrange
for the owners or the selling agent to demonstrate these to you during your inspections.
14. If any portion of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable by any court or arbitrator the
remaining terms shall remain in force between the parties.
15. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. No oral agreements,
understandings or representations shall change, modify or amend any part of this agreement.
No change or modification shall be enforceable against any party unless such changes or modification is in
writing and signed by the parties.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the parties hereto and their spouses, heirs, executors,
administrators, successors, assigns and representatives of any kind whatsoever.
I have read, understand and agree to all the terms and conditions of this contract and to pay the associated
fees. ______________________________________________________
For the Inspector: HOUSE Building & Pest Inspections Mario Haritos
HOUSE Building & Pest Inspections [email protected] Ph:0414804032

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Pest Inspection Agreement Form

THIS AGREEMENT FORMS PART OF THE PRE-PURCHASE PEST INSPECTION REPORT.
YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS & THE INSPECTION TYPE ORDERED BY
YOU.
This inspection will be carried out in compliance with AS4349.3-2010 except for Strata Units or properties
where the inspection will be according with Appendix B of AS4349.1-2007.
1. This inspection is a visual evaluation only for the buildings within 30 metres of the main building and
within the inspection properties boundaries.
2. ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I agree to contact the Inspector once I have read the report or the Inspector will
contact me. 3. The Purpose of the inspection is to give advice about the condition of the property with
regard to timber pests.
4. Safe and reasonable access will only be achieved to the property being inspected to the areas of, The
Exterior, The Site, The Boundaries, The Roof Exterior (subject to height & weather restrictions) The Interior,
The Interior of The Roof Space and within the Sub Floor areas (if applicable) only.
5. The report will also advise on visible safety hazards to the buildings elements on the day and time of the
inspection.
6. The Inspector will not conduct any invasive inspections. (Written instructions must be provided for any
invasive inspections required now or in the future as the Inspector will not cut, break apart, dismantle or
remove any objects of roofing, wall or ceiling linings, A/C ducting, foliage, roof insulation, floor or wall
coverings, fixtures, furnishings or any personal belongings currently in place.)
7. The Inspector will advise you should there be need to carry out an Invasive Inspection to the property that
they inspected. In the event an Invasive Inspection should be required, then you should NOT agree to
anything until this Invasive Inspection has been completed and reported on.
8. We DO NOT & WILL NOT inspect inside of walls, between floors, inside flat roofing, inside any eave areas,
behind any stored goods in cupboards, behind heavy furnishings and other areas that are obstructed at our
inspection.
9. It is highly recommended that a full Building Inspection be carried out in compliance with AS4349.1-2007.
10. No inspection will be carried out for Asbestos under this report.
11. No inspection will be carried out for Magnasite. (This is out of our area of expertise)
12. No inspection will be made for Mould. (This is out of our area of expertise, however if noticed we may make comment)
13. Costs for building work are not provided within this Report. Should you require any costings you should seek further advice from a licensed builder.

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14. When a property is occupied we bring your attention to be aware that furnishings and other belongings may conceal evidence of other issues which can only be discovered if and when these items are moved or removed and or after this inspected property has been vacated.
15. We will at times recommend other types of inspections that are out of our areas of expertise during our inspection reporting process.
16. This Inspection will not cover or report the items listed in Appendix D to AS4349.1-2007. A copy of Appendix D can be provided upon request.
17. Where a Strata Title property is to be inspected, then we will only inspect the strata unit’s interior and the unit’s immediate exterior to be inspected as detailed in Appendix B in AS4349.1-2007. A full Strata Report must be obtained for all of the common areas before you make an informed decision to purchase the
Unit. A copy of Appendix B can be provided upon request
18. If an issue, pending dispute or a claim arises out of this inspection and report then each party must give written notice to each of the parties within 28 days. Disputes will then be handled by an independent mediator or arbitrator. Each party will pay their own costs.
19. We will not be liable for any third party loss or damage suffered by any Person other than you in connection with the Inspection Reports use. We are released from any claims or further actions, damages or loss whatsoever if this report is to be used by another person or entity without our written permission to do so.
20. The extent of accessible areas shall be determined by the inspector at the time of inspection, based on the conditions encountered at the time of inspection. The inspector shall also determine whether sufficient space is available to allow safe access. If sub-floor areas appear to have been recently sprayed with any Chemical Treatments these areas should not be inspected unless it is safe.

Area Access Panel Crawl Space Accessible Height
Roof space 400mm x 500mm Min 600mm x 600mm From a 3.6m ladder off a level
Platform and only if it’s safe to do so.

Roof Exterior

From a 3.6m ladder only and off a safe level ground surface

Subfloor Subject to Inspector’s Discretion as to safe and reasonable access.

Vertical clearance
Timber floor: 400mm*
Concrete floor:400mm
* To underside of bearer, joist or other obstruction to access.


21. Limitations to this Inspection are noted above and how these limitations may affect the Inspection are:
• In general, any stored or scattered goods, stored boxes, parked cars, bikes, boats, trailers, A/C unit’s and their ducting and any external covering foliage, plants, vines, stored fire wood and timbers, vines clinging to external wall surfaces, trees covering areas will hinder our inspection to the areas clearly stated within the
body of this report.
22. We invite you to contact the inspector shown on the last page of this report, so any implications or unresolved issues can be explained. The inspector can only advise on areas within their area of expertise.
Any unexplained areas you agree to research yourself prior to making any further decision to purchase this property.

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23. AGREEMENT: I have read and understand and agree to associate Fees and the Pre Purchase Inspection I am about to have carried out on my behalf by the company shown on the front of this agreement.


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