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This document was developed by following substantial content and copyrights from the Internachi Standard of Practice and their allowances to use by their members.
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) 1750 30th Street Boulder, CO 80301 USA

Effective July 2016; This is an Agreement between you, the undersigned Client, who declares to be the person contracting the services or the legal representative of the person or legal entity contracting the services and GAIA Inspections Inc. (the Inspection Company); pertaining to services scheduled to be performed using our online scheduling system or by direct request. The terms below govern this Agreement.

  1. The fee that you will pay for our services is determined based on minimum values as posted on our website www.gaiagc.com and will be updated without affecting the general context of this agreement.

All residential related service fees are calculated based on a minimum fee as posted on our website. Effective July 2016, there is a minimum value of $200 for 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom condominium units or apartments and $275 for up to 2500 Square Feet on single family homes, townhouse, condominium. The value for 4 point inspection and Windstorm Mitigations start at $100 for up to 2500 Square Feet on single family homes, townhouse, condominium. For properties with an area exceeding 2500 Square Feet there will be an additional cost of $0.11 per Square foot All commercial inspection services do have a minimum cost of $300 for up to 2500 Square Feet and negotiable based on many variables that can be discussed before scheduling the services. For properties with and area exceeding 2500 Square Feet there will be an additional cost of $0.15 per Square foot All residential and commercial inspection services include a maximum traveled distance of 50 miles from and back to our offices. We currently have offices on Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. All additional mileage from each specific service area will be assessed at $0.6 per mile and added to your final bill. Payments for our services are due and must be received before the inspection is performed. All payments received after the inspection will have an increased administrative fee of 3% over the billed services or priced services. All prices are subject to adjustments based on mileage and / or square footage; such changes will be disclosed and explained to you in our invoice. You do not pay for a minimum or maximum amount of time on site and you are not entitled to extra time on site once we have determined that the inspection process has concluded. It is at the sole discretion of each one of our representatives to spend more time with the client on site after completion of the contracted activities.

  1. We will perform a visual inspection of the home/building and provide you with a written report identifying the defects that we (1) observed and (2) deemed material. The report is only supplementary to the seller’s disclosure.
  1. Unless otherwise noted in this agreement, we will perform the services in accordance with GAIA Inspections Inc. current Standards of Practice (SOP) as posted on our website: www.gaiagc.com/sop
  1. Unless otherwise indicated in writing, we will NOT test for the presence of radon, a harmful gas. Unless otherwise indicated in writing, we will not test for mold. Unless otherwise indicated in writing, we will not inspect for compliance with applicable building codes or for the presence of or for any potential dangers arising from the presence of asbestos, lead paint, soil contamination, or other environmental hazards or violations.  If the structure to be inspected is a log structure or includes log construction, you understand that such structures have unique characteristics that may make it impossible for us to inspect and evaluate them.  Therefore, the scope of our inspection will not include decay of the interior of logs in log walls, log foundations or roofs, or similar defects.
  1. The reports originated from inspections become the intellectual property of GAIA Inspections Inc. You will have a copy of this report and understand that we do not need your permission to discuss our observations with real estate agents, owners, repair persons, or other interested parties. You do not own the report; you are only being informed in writing of the conditions of the specific property and the results of our findings. We are not responsible for its use or misinterpretation by third parties, and third parties who rely on it in any way do so at their own risk and release us (including employees and business entities) from any liability whatsoever. If you or any person acting on your behalf provide the report to a third party who then sues you and/or us, you release us from any liability and agree to pay our costs and legal fees in defending any action naming us.

Our inspection and report are in no way a guarantee or warranty, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability or suitability of the home/building or its components. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

  1. We assume no liability for the cost of repair or replacement of unreported defects, either current or arising in the future. In all cases, our liability is limited to liquidated damages in an amount not greater than the fee you paid us. You waive any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building. You acknowledge that this liquidated damages is not a penalty, but that we intend it to: (i) reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult or impractical to ascertain; (ii) allocate risk between us; and (iii) enable us to perform the inspection for the agreed-upon fee.
  1. Our sister company GAIA Construction Inc., is a General Contracting Company and we disclose this information for your knowledge. Any agreement for such additional services in connection with GAIA Construction Inc. shall be in a separate written contract. At your request, we can include estimated values of repairs done by GAIA Construction Inc.
  1. If you believe you have a claim against us, you agree to provide us with the following: (1) written notification of your claim within three (3) days of discovery in sufficient detail and with sufficient supporting documents that we can evaluate it; and (2) immediate access to the premises. Failure to comply with these conditions releases us from liability.
  1. You agree that the exclusive venue for any litigation arising out of this Agreement shall be in the county where we have our principal place of business. If you fail to prove any claim against us, you agree to pay all our legal costs, expenses and attorney’s fees incurred in defending that claim. You agree that the exclusive venue for any legal action against us, will be in Broward County, FL. Before bringing any such action, you must provide us with 30 days’ written notice of the nature of the claim in sufficient detail and with sufficient supporting documents that we can evaluate it.  In any action against us, you waive trial by jury.
  1. If a court declares any provision of this Agreement invalid, the remaining provisions remain in effect. This Agreement represents our entire agreement; there are no terms other than those set forth herein. All prior discussions are merged into this Agreement.  No statement or promise by us shall be binding unless reduced to writing and signed by one of our authorized officers.  Any modification of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by you and by one of our authorized officers. This Agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by the parties and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees.  You will have no cause of action against us after ninety days from the date of the inspection of the property.
  1. Past-due fees for the inspection of the property shall accrue interest at 12% per year.  You agree to pay all costs and attorney’s fees we incur in collecting the fees owed to us.  If the Client is a corporation, LLC, or similar entity, you personally guarantee payment of the fee.
  1. If you request a re-inspection, the re-inspection is subject to the terms of this Agreement.
  1. You may not assign this Agreement.
  1. If a court finds any term of this Agreement ambiguous or requiring judicial interpretation, the court shall not construe that term against us by reason of the rule that any ambiguity in a document is construed against the party drafting it. You had the opportunity to consult qualified counsel before agreeing to this.
  1. If there are more than one Client, you are signing on behalf of all of them, and you represent that you are authorized to do so.
  1. This agreement is valid for all services related to inspections in connection with Real Estate transactions at one address or multiple addresses that you may contract with GAIA Inspections Inc. at any given time.
  1. If you would like a large print version of this Agreement before signing it, you may request one by emailing us at info@gaiagc.com