Knowing the Terms of Service of Your Home Inspection

Whenever home inspectors appear in the news, we are curious to learn more. A recent Q&A in the Washington Post caught our attention.

Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin were answering questions about home inspection, and fielded one about an inspector that, late in the process, asked the potential home buyers to sign a form stating that they could only get their money back if there was a problem with the inspection, unless an additional $1,500 was spent.

We agree with Glink and Tamkin’s assessment that such a document – particularly one appearing so late in the inspection process, after the inspection was complete and payment was made – should not be part of any good-faith agreement. Any home inspection in Cincinnati is a project we enter into with complete transparency, and we explain all aspects our agreement with you. We send it to you with the inspection confirmation, so you can review it well before the inspection is started.

Fundamentally, we feel that the terms of service of our inspection are something we are responsible for explaining to you. Hiding any aspect of the terms of service is not in either of our best interest.

As approved, certified members of InterNACHI (the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), we sign a code of ethics, which we take very seriously. Part of that ethical code is acting in good faith with all clients, and being open about the agreement we are entering into.

If you have any questions about home inspections in Cincinnati, or the issues that a home inspection may reveal, please talk with us at 513-658-5420, or fill out our online contact form to schedule an inspection. We look forward to working with you, and we appreciate your business.

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