|Integrity Engineering, LLC||P.O. Box 3350||7809 Wellington Ave., Margate NJ 08402||Phone: (609) 487-7757|
SCHEDULING A HOME INSPECTION
To schedule an inspection with sister company AtlantiCape Inspections, LLC, call Zack Lilienfeld at (609) 431-0202, or e-mail Zack at Zack@AtlantiCape.com.
EXECUTION OF PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT
A requirement of home inspection licensure in New Jersey as well as for insurance purposes is your execution of a pre-inspection agreement prior to the start of the inspection. The agreement details what systems and components are, and are not to be inspected. It also explains the nature of a property inspection, requirements of the inspector, and my fee. And, it provides for you to note whether you want your agent to get a copy of the summary report. You will receive this document to review no later than the day following the scheduling of your inspection. To view or print a copy of this standard agreement, click on either the home or condo inspection links.
INVOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
At the time you receive the pre-inspection agreement, you will also receive an invoice for the inspection services. As is standard practice with home inspections, the inspection fee is payable prior to the inspection. AtlantiCape's published fees can be found by clicking here.
THE DAY BEFORE INSPECTION
Prior to the inspection, your inspector will obtain all of the pertinent information about the building needed for the report including ownership, location, agent information, and to the extent possible, age of building, number of rooms and whether there are any outbuildings or detached structures.
THE DAY OF INSPECTION
You are invited to accompany your inspector on the inspection. Keep in mind that you will receive a detailed report with concise explanations and detailed, annotated photographs, so in the event you are not able to attend part or all of the inspection, you will see exactly what you would have seen on the actual visit. If you are the prospective buyer, please be aware that should you damage anything in the sellers home during the inspection, you will be responsible for any compensation to the seller.
THE INSPECTION WALK-THROUGH
I will inspect the outside, then inside. If there is a crawl space, that is inspected last. Note that your inspector is not required to inspect any areas that are blocked, deemed to be unsafe, or if the process of inspection would likely cause damage. The home inspection is a visual one, and by state requirements, not technically exhausting. If you need specific items inspected or evaluated that go beyond a standard inspection but for which the inspector is qualified and/or certified, you will need to have these additional services specified in advance by separate agreement, per State regulations. Refer to the pre-inspection agreement language for what is included (and excluded) from the home inspection.
Your inspector will gather information as I progress through the building. Any areas of concern will be photographed noted, for inclusion in the final report. When data-gathering is complete, if you are attending the inspection, he will go over his findings with you and then return to the office to complete the report..
THE DAY FOLLOWING THE INSPECTION
The final report will be edited and completed no later than the following morning. The report will be sent by e-mailed to the address supplied by you.
Your home inspector will be available to discuss the final report with you or your designated agent, with your prior permission. If you are a prospective buyer and there are deficiencies you ask the seller to correct, for an additional fee the inspector will return for one post-inspection visit to verify that those items the seller agreed to repair or replace are corrected.
A note from Zack Lilienfeld:
Buyers need to know...
On occasion, a seller may swap out fixtures, water heater or other systems or equipment in their property immediately prior to settlement, believing they are doing the buyer a favor, or for other less-than-honorable reasons. If this occurs, something I had previously inspected that appeared to be in good working order at the time may have been replaced with something in an inferior condition. Also, new roof or plumbing leaks, electrical problems or other random issues may surface between the time of my original inspection and your settlement due to normal wear and tear, component failure or a weather event like high wind or flooding rains. For this reason, I strongly encourage clients to take a personal interest in their pre-settlement walk-through. If you discover anything of concern, call me immediately to discuss.
DOWN THE ROAD:
Your inspection report is a "snapshot" of the condition of the property at the time of my visual inspection. At any time in the future, should you need to refer back to your inspection report, please call Zack Lilienfeld. Please note that as stated in the pre-inspection agreement, this report is not transferrable to any other party.
saac G. Lilienfeld, PE, CEM, NJ Licensed Home Inspector serving Atlantic and Cape May Counties