Ya' know... one of the tougher parts of this job has been insuring that every Client gets the opportunity to read and fill out an inspection agreement (http://pwcinspsvc.googlepages.com/InspectionAgreementHighlited.pdf).
I try to insure that each client knows to go to my web site, read one over, fill it in, sign it and fax it back. I'm surprised at how many clients don't send one back and don't show up at the inspection with one. Or, they return it un-signed. Then they are surprised to find out that without it... there will be no inspection.
We (I) get a lot of flack about the language used (probably because I go over it with them "word-for-word"). There is a lot of misunderstanding about the reason for it.
As a small business owner I would be nuts to operate a service business and not have a signed agreement from all parties as to what the service did and did not include. I would be risking my families home every time I did an inspection. As for my insurance provider... they will not cover the inspection if I do not have a signed inspection agreement.
Inspection agreements... can't live with'em, can't survive in business without 'em.
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