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Inspection Services

Scope and Limitations

Scope

At the customer's request, NICK'S inspection service, hereafter called NIS, is completing a Full Home or a Limited Home property inspection in accordance with the standards of practice of the state of Oklahoma, which is available on request or can be viewed on the web at www.health.state.ok.us. The inspection has clearly defined limitations and is not a substitute for the Transfer Disclosure Statement, which the seller may be required to provide by civil code. The inspection is performed by a generalist, licensed by the state of Oklahoma, in a matter of hours and does not include any warranties, as opposed to that by individual licensed specialists, which would take many hours or days to complete and could include warranties. Therefore, please be aware of the following limitations of this service: It is not a code-compliance inspection and does not include any research, such as that necessary to establish boundaries, easements, and the issuance of permits or certificates of occupancy. It is not a specialized inspection, such as that conducted by geologists, engineers, environmental specialists, and termite inspectors, who evaluate soil conditions, determine differential settling or structural movement, test the quality of air and water, or detect the presence of pests or rodents, and harmful contaminants, such as radon, methane, asbestos, lead, formaldehyde, electro-magnetic radiations, molds and fungi, termites, and other wood-destroying organisms.

Limitations

Similarly, in accordance with the State of Oklahoma Standards of Practice, NIS does not evaluate or endorse any concealed areas or components, such as subterranean ducts, pipes, or conduits within walls, floors, or ceilings, obstructed switches and outlets, the slab beneath carpets, the interior of heat exchangers, air-conditioning coils, significant portions of chimney flues, and the waterproof membrane beneath roofs, balconies or shower pans. Also we do not evaluate or endorse the following specific components: computerized systems, radio or remotely controlled components, central vacuum systems, alarm, telephone, cable, or intercom systems, private sewage systems, water softeners, water circulating devises, water filtration or purification devises, automatic lawn sprinklers, the hermetic seals of dual-glazed windows or skylights, solar systems, fire-sprinkler systems, shut-off valves that are not in daily use, elevators, saunas, steam showers, humidifiers, electronic air cleaners, in-line duct motors or dampers, washers, dryers, and their valves or drain pipes, condensate pumps, thermostats, timers, clocks, rotisseries, refrigerators, portable or free-standing appliances, retaining walls, landscaping or landscape items, including decorative and low- voltage lighting, portable spas, fountains and ponds, barbecues, fire-pits, pool sweep assemblies, in-line chlorinators, or similar devices dispensing bromine or ozone, and the coatings on pools, spas, countertops, fixtures, appliances, decks and walkways.

NOTE: The aforementioned items may be inspected by request, and the payment of additional fees, if the inspector feels competent in inspecting the same.

In addition, NIS does not tacitly endorse or guarantee the integrity of any structure or component that was built or installed without permit, and which could include latent defects, or any item that may have been subject to a manufacturer's recall. What NIS provides is a conscientious but essentially visual inspection, recommendations for appropriate specialist service, and any consultation that may be necessary. In return, and in consideration of the fee, the customer agrees with their signature on the Inspection Agreement, to abide by the terms and conditions of the Inspection Agreement and to follow specific stipulations, as follows:

1. NIS may report on suspicious stains or moisture damage, but understand that NIS is not licensed to inspect for mold or fungi.

2. Any recommendations that NIS may make for servicing, a second opinion, or permit research involving any component or condition should be completed and documented before closing, or that NIS will be held harmless for any subsequently alleged deficiencies.

3. Agree to hold NIS harmless for any defects that are alleged or which should have been discovered beyond a period of two years from the date of closing. Also please refer to the Inspection Agreement.

This summary of the Oklahoma Home Inspector License Act is not intended to replace the entire Act. It is only a summary compiled for information only and may contain inadvertent omissions.

Calvin Nickols, CEI

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