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JW Home Inspection
Online Services Agreement


For convenience, JW Home Inspection customers can fill out the inspection agreement below and submit online.

A copy of the completed inspection agreement will be sent to the JW Home Inspection staff as well as your inbox. This contract is for our customers with a previously scheduled home inspection only and is legally binding.

Please note:  This will NOT enable you to schedule a new inspection.  If you need to schedule an inspection, please contact us first or call us at 616-889-0043.

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  1. Client hires JW Inspection Service of Michigan (JWISM) to conduct a:
    GENERAL INSPECTION: A General INSPECTION is a limited visual inspection of the readily
    accessible areas of the major systems and components of the building. Systems to be inspected
    include foundation and structures, exterior, interior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, central heat,
    central air conditioning (weather permitting), insulation and ventilation. JWISM will not move
    furniture, appliances, floor coverings, storage or other items to conduct this inspection or
    otherwise expose concealed or inaccessible conditions. JWISM will not inspect behind finished
    walls or ceilings or other barriers.
    JWISM agrees to conduct an inspection for the purpose of informing the buyer(s) of “Major
    Defects” in the condition of this property that were in existence at the time of this inspection and
    visible to the inspector(s). Maintenance items and surface defects may be discussed but are not a
    part of the scope of this Report. This inspection is not to determine compliance with any current
    or past governmental codes and is not technically exhaustive. A technically exhaustive Report is
    available for $2,500.00. WE ARE NOT CODE INSPECTORS!
    The inspection will be performed in a manner consistent with the inspection Standards of the
    American Society of Home Inspectors. A copy of thee Standards is provided to the client with the
    Report: however, upon request, JWISM will provide a copy of the Standards to the client at an
    earlier time.
    LABORATORY INSPECTION. A Laboratory Inspection includes collection of samples for
    submission to independent testing facilities for the presence of specific hazards. JWISM will
    collect the samples and submit the samples to the testing facilities. JWISM does not do any
    testing itself. JWISM does not do mold inspections unless they are contracted to do so.
  2. The client understands that for any inspection (General Inspection or Laboratory INSPECTION)
    JWISM is not an insurer to guarantor against defects in the building and improvements, systems
    or components inspected. JWISM makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the fitness for use
    or condition of the systems or components inspected.
  3. Systems and conditions which are not within the scope of the building inspection include,
    but are not limited to, formaldehyde, lead paint, asbestos, toxic or flammable materials, soil
    contamination, other environmental hazards, pest infestation, security systems, appliances,
    playground equipment,’ swimming pools, spas, energy efficiency measurements, recreational
    equipment, concealed or underground electric or plumbing, systems which are shut down or
    otherwise secured, private sewer systems, water wells, heating system accessories, solar heating
    systems, zoning or other ordinances, or building code conformity. The client understands that
    these systems and conditions and information about them are excluded from this inspection
    and Report. Any general comments which may appear about these systems and conditions are
    provided as a courtesy only and do not represent or form a part of the inspection.
  4. JWISM will provide to the client its E-mailed Report within a reasonable time following the
    completion of the inspection. The inspection results are not completed until the written Report
    is prepared and delivered. The written Report is the only Report upon which client may rely. It
    supercedes any oral discussions between the client and JWISM.
  5. The parties agree that 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 or INSPECTION report shall be submitted to
    final and binding arbitration conducted by Construction arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the Arbitrator
    appointed thereunder shall be final and binding and judgement on the Award may be entered in any Court of
    competent jurisdiction. JWISM can only be responsible for the cost of the home inspection. No other inspections
  6. The parties agree that liability of JWISM for any claim which may arise out of the performance of this
    Agreement shall be limited to the amount of the contract only, which shall be client’s sole and exclusive
    remedy against JWISM or its agents or employees.
  7. The inspection and Report is for the sole and exclusive use of the client. The Report shall not be provided to
    third parties and may not be relied upon by third parties.
  8. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. This Agreement may be amended only by
    written agreement signed by both parties.
  9. This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the law of the State of Michigan. If any portion of this
    contract is deemed invalid under the law of the State of Michigan, then all remaining portions shall be given
    full effect.
  10. JWISM offers no home warranties on the home inspection or termite inspections unless you were to purchase a
    One Year Guaranteed Termite Inspection.
  12. Once a client has closed on the home and if they hire a Licensed Contractor and says that any particular item is
    not up to code that is not the responsibility of JWISM. (JWISM is not a Code Inspection Company.)
  13. JWISM can only be held responsible for the cost of the Home Inspection service performed only.
  14. JWISM offers a One Year Guaranteed Termite Inspection for $175.00, which will cover the cost of termite
    treatment only if found within one year. We offer no warranty on a regular $75.00 termite inspection.
  15. Rodents, bats, mice, etc. are not inspected for in a general home inspection.
  16. Payment is due at time of service. If an agreement is made to wait for closing or any other reason payment is
    not made at time of service, client understands they are responsible for payment in full no later than 30 days
    from date of inspection. This applies regardless of home purchase status.
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Electronic Signature:

By typing/entering your full name below and hitting "Accept Contract and Submit", you hereby fully accept the terms of this contract, a legally binding document in the state of Michigan.  At the discretion of JW Home Inspection Services Of Michigan, you may be asked to physically sign the contract form on or before the time of inspection. Your IP address will also be recorded for security and additional verification purposes.

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