Coastal Inspection and Service Agreement – Jan 2018

1.0 Acceptance of Agreement : The Client has made a booking, accepted the quotation and the inspector arrives on site to commence the inspection, the Client is deemed to accept this agreement as to the basis of the inspection being undertaken. This agreement takes precedence over any previous oral or written representations by Coastal Inspections.

2.0 Payment Terms : Full payment of the inspection is required prior to the inspection report and summary being provided to the Client.

3.0 Purpose of Inspection : The purpose of the inspection is to provide advice to the Client in relation to the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. This report is not an all encompassing report dealing with the building from every aspect. It is a reasonable attempt to identify any obvious or significant defects apparent at the time of the inspection.

4.0 Scope of Inspection : Scope of inspection will depend on the inspection type which the Client has selected. Pre-purchase inspections are undertaken in accordance with AS 4349.1 – 2007 – Inspection of buildings Part 1: Pre-purchase inspections— Residential buildings – unless otherwise stated below.

4.1 Essential and Classic Inspections : The inspection shall comprise visual appraisal and limited assessment of accessible areas of the property to identify major defects to the building structure and to form an opinion regarding the general condition of the structure of the property.

It is not required to contain any assessment or an opinion regarding the following:

-Any non-structural element, e.g., roof plumbing and roof covering, general gas, water an sanitary plumbing, electrical wiring, partition walls, cabinetry, windows, doors, trims, fencing, minor structures, non-structural damp issues, ceiling linings, floor coverings, decorative finishes such as plastering, painting, tiling, etc. -An assessment of any aspect or component of the property that cannot be seen or that requires testing and/or measurement to determine soundness. -Any area or item that was not, or could not be, observed by the inspector. -General maintenance other than that which is deemed to be directly related to the ongoing structural performance of the property. -Serviceability damp defects such as condensation, rising damp, lateral damp, falling damp should only be assessed and reported on where structural damage has occurred, is occurring, or may occur.

4.2 Premium Inspection : Coastal Inspections shall inspect accessible parts of the building and appurtenances, together with relevant features of the property within 30m of the building and within the boundaries of the site, or as otherwise agreed in the inspection agreement. In this context, relevant features include car accommodation, detached laundry, and garden sheds, retaining walls more than 700 mm high, paths and driveways, steps, fencing, earth embankments, surface water drainage and storm water run-off.

4.3 Deluxe Inspection Service : Inspector has the right not to test or inspect any component if he believes that through operation or testing it may cause damage or is a potential safety issue. – Require permission, necessary access and any required components to operate or inspect items as outlined for this inspection -Unless otherwise advised we will assume that all components can be operated and will not be damaged when doing so. No liability relating to operating a component during the inspection. -Require applicable operational manual and/or instructions relating to the inspection of any component. -If we are required to start up or turn on any component, it will be necessary to have required start up information. Otherwise we reserve the right not to operate. – For any components that involve water our inspection does not include testing the water quality and content -For pools and spas (excluding bath type spas located in bathrooms) to be tested they must have water to the minimum level prior to the inspection commencing. – For gas bayonets testing is limited to operational of a connected gas appliance. No testing on unused bayonets will be carried out. – Wood fires and fire heating systems are not tested as part of the inspection. This is limited to inspection of the components. -In relation to reticulation systems we test the operation by do not inspect any bores which may be present,zoning systems or water sensor systems – Presence of any asbestos is based on the opinion of the inspector and if confirmation is required this will require laboratory testing by the client. -Any discussions relating to changes to the building structure are subject to client confirmation by a qualified professional or tradesperson. -For all components a visual inspection is undertaken at the time of the inspection and does not offer a warranty or opinion in relation to future condition or functionality. -Testing of components may not include all modes and options available. -Testing of intercom systems can only be tested without the presence of a another party to assist.

4.4 Safety Barrier and Pool Condition Inspection (WA) as an add-on or stand alone: Inspection is completed in accordance with the Western Australian Private Swimming Pool Inspector Guidelines Inspecting Private Swimming Pool Spa Enclosures Second edition 24 July 2007 / Pool Safety Inspection (QLD) as a Compliance Inspection or Advisory only: inspection and report in accordance with AS1926 1&2-2007 and QDC MP3.4: Inspector has the right not to test or inspect any component if they believe that through operation or testing it may cause damage or is a potential safety issue. -Require permission, necessary access and any required components to operate or inspect items as outlined for this inspection – Unless otherwise advised we will assume that all components can be operated and will not be damaged when doing so. No liability relating to operating a component during the inspection. – Require applicable operational manual and/or instructions relating to the inspection of any component. -If we are required to start up or turn on any component, it will be necessary to have required start up information. Otherwise we reserve the right not to operate. – information contained in the WA Safety Barrier and Pool Condition Report (as an add-on or a stand alone) or a QLD Advisory Only Report is an information document only and will articulate potential issues that are likely to be flagged as deficient by council in the process of achieving required certification for the pool. It is not always possible to operate pumps. For pools and spas (excluding bath type spas located in bathrooms) to be tested must have a minimum level of water prior to commencement of inspection. Coastal Inspections accepts no liability for any subsequent drownings or accidents resulting in death or injury that may result from the advise provided in the Safety Barrier and Pool Condition Report. The Recommendations made in the report are for information only and Resicert will not seek compliance on behalf of any third party.

5.0 Extent of Reporting : Significant items to be reported are as follows: (a) Major defects as defined in AS 4349.1. (b) A general impression regarding the extent of minor defects. (c) Any major defect that is an urgent and a serious safety hazard.

6.0 Safe and Reasonable Access : This is a visual inspection only. The extent of accessible areas shall be determined by the inspector at the time of inspection, based on the conditions encountered at the time of inspection. The inspector shall also determine whether sufficient space is available to allow safe access. This will apply to roof spaces and underfloor access. The inspection shall include only accessible areas and areas that are within the inspector’s line of sight and close enough to enable reasonable appraisal. Roof inspection by walking upon the roof will be limited to single storey dwellings which are safely accessible with the use of a 3.6 metre ladder, and only when the slope, roof condition and climate do not reduce safety.

7.0 Exclusions from Inspection : Coastal Inspections need not inspect or report on the following items:Footings below the ground or concealed damp-proof course – the structural design or adequacy of any element of construction. – Electrical installations, smoke detectors, light switches and fittings, TV, sound and communications – Concealed plumbing, gas fittings and fixtures. – Whether the building complies with the provisions of any building Act, code, regulation(s) or by-laws. – Air-conditioning , alarm and intercom systems, automatic garage door mechanisms. – Swimming pools, pool fencing and associated filtration and similar equipment. – The operation of fireplaces and solid fuel heaters, including chimneys and flues. – Soft floor coverings. – Electrical appliances including dishwashers, incinerators, ovens, ducted vacuum – Paint coatings, except external protective coatings. – Health hazards (e.g., allergies, soil toxicity, lead content, presence of asbestos). – Timber and metal framing sizes and adequacy and concealed tie-downs and bracing. – Timber pest activity. – Other mechanical or electrical equipment (such as gates, inclinators). – Soil conditions and control joints. – Sustainable development provisions. – Concealed framing-timbers or any areas concealed by wall linings/ sidings. – Landscaping.

8.0 Liability and Limitations : The Coastal Inspections report does not constitute a guarantee in relation to the property. It is a limited opinion of condition of the inspected property at the time of inspection. Coastal Inspection’s liability in relation to the inspection and report will be limited to a refund of the inspection fee. The inspection and report is undertaken for the Client named on the report. No

responsibility is accepted to any third party.

9.0 Follow up inspections : The initial fee does not allow for any follow up visits, if required, to the residence. A quote to undertake this activity will be provided if necessary.

11.0 Estimates Provided : Any estimates or budgets provided relating to work required to be undertaken is purely to provide an indication of approximate costings. The figures provided are not a quotation or estimate to carry out any works and can not be relied upon for this purpose. All estimates and budgets which are provided are done so only on this basis, and no liability, with the client or any third party, whatsoever will be accepted in relation to budgets and estimates provided, unless otherwise stated.

12.0 Probable Costings : Any probable costings outlined represent an opinion of renovation costs only which can vary considerably depending on range of factors including but not limited to:

Type and standard of materials, fittings and fixtures chosen. -Level of of client involvement and engagement required -Construction method and process chosen -Overall timings and duration of works undertaken -Fluctuations in building materials and labour costs – Scale and extent of the renovation project -When the renovation project is undertaken -Location of the works and site conditions

The probable costings provided is based on standard rates for previous projects and is not an elemental or detailed estimate. A detailed estimate of this nature can be provided by a Quantity Surveyor or through obtaining quotations from appropriate suppliers and tradesman.

13.0 Approvals for access to property : The Client represents and assures Coastal Inspections that the Client has secured all approvals necessary for entry onto the premises to be inspected. Client further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Coastal Inspections from demands or claims alleging a trespass upon the premises to be inspected. It is the responsibility of the Client or Agent to ensure the utilities are on at the time of inspection. Coastal Inspections recommends checking for permits on all additional construction performed on the property after the original construction.

14.0 Proprietary Rights: The report, contents, comments and format of this inspection report are the proprietary rights of Coastal Inspections and subject to copyright law. Unlawful duplication can result in penalties.

15.0 Asbestos Disclaimer: If during the course of the inspection asbestos or materials containing asbestos happened to be noticed then this may be noted. Many building materials for many years contained or were comprised entirely of asbestos material. Approximate dates for legal disuse include: sprayed/lagging – late 1970s, cement sheeting – 1982, corrugated sheeting – 1984, other asbestos cement products – 1986, gaskets – 1997, friction pads – 2003. While your inspector may indicate that there may be some suspected asbestos material at the property, any property constructed prior to 2004 may have elements of asbestos in the materials, lagging, insulation, cement sheeting, piping, floor coverings, floor underlay, expansion joints, caulking, sink pads, toilet systems, pipe insulation, gaskets, gasket insulation and more materials and locations around the home. The only conclusive way to determine

if asbestos is present in the home or as a part of the materials in the home is to take a sample and have it professionally tested. This sampling falls outside of the scope of this inspection. Sheeting and asbestos materials should fully sealed. If it is damaged, it should be dealt with immediately. If asbestos is noted as present within the property you should then seek advice from a qualified asbestos removal expert for further details and information on this material. Drilling, cutting or removing products containing asbestos is a high risk to peoples health and the Client should seek advice from a qualified asbestos removal expert.

16.0 Not a “Certificate of Building Compliance” report (For reports within ACT): The report may contain copies of any approved plans, building approvals, building permit and Certificates of Occupancy and act as a compliance report for the purposes of “Building and Compliance”. However, any comments made by the person who prepared the report as to whether or not, in the opinion of the inspector, the structures on the land substantially comply with the approved plans (if any) are made on the basis of a review of the plans and the visually accessible parts of the property at the time of the inspection.

17.0 Ownership rights: Coastal Inspections retains ownership and all rights to the inspection report. Coastal Inspections has the rights to all data collected during the inspection and compiled in the report. Coastal Inspections has the right to on-sell the inspection report to 3rd parties subject to removal of any specific Client details. All rights reserved.

18.0 In the event that a defect is identified that has not been documented in this report, Coastal Inspections must be notified before any remedial work is undertaken. No Liability shall be accepted where remedial action is taken prior to Coastal Inspections being advised of the defect and given the opportunity to re-inspect the property and identify the defect.

 

Coastal Inspections Pest Inspections Service Agreement – Jan 2018

1.0 Acceptance of Agreement
The Client has made a booking, accepted the quotation and the inspector arrives on site to commence the inspection, the Client is deemed to accept this agreement as to the basis of the inspection being undertaken. This agreement takes precedence over any previous oral or written representations by Coastal Inspections.

2.0 Payment Terms
Full payment of the inspection is required prior to the inspection report and summary being provided to the Client.

3.0 Purpose of Inspection
The purpose of the inspection is to provide advice to the Client in relation to the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. This report is not an all encompassing report dealing with the building from every aspect. It is a reasonable attempt to identify any obvious issues apparent at the time of the inspection.

4.0 Scope of Inspection
Scope of inspection will depend on the inspection type which the Client has selected.

In the case of Prepurchase Timber Pest Inspections and all Timber Pest Inspections, the inspection will be in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standard AS 4349.3 2010 Inspection of buildings Part 3: Timber pest inspections.

In the case of Termite Inspections the inspection will be carried out in accord with AS 3660.22000 Termite management Part2: In and around existing buildings and structures.

Inspectors are not building inspectors and do not include in the inspection any items or processes which would be covered by a building inspector in accordance with the appropriate Australian Standard.

4.1 Non-invasive visual inspection
All inspections (whether in accordance with AS 4349.32010 or AS 3660.22000) will be carried out by the inspector, where practical and possible, as a non–invasive visual inspection and will be limited only to those areas and sections of the property to which there is reasonable access available and permitted on the date and time of Inspection as defined in the relevant Australian Standard.

4.2 Splinter Test
The inspector may use a screwdriver/probe to tap and sound timbers and may use a sharp tool to carry out some `splinter testing’ on structural timbers in the subfloor and/or roof void. Splinter testing will not be conducted where the inspection is being carried out for a Client who is a purchaser and not the current owner of the property being inspected. A moisture meter may be used to check moisture levels in walls that back onto wet areas such as showers etc. Other than these areas the moisture meter will not necessarily be used on other surfaces except where the visual inspection indicates that there may be a need to further test the area.

4.3 Limitations
The inspector cannot see or inspect inside walls, inside skillion roofing, between floors, inside the eaves, behind stored items in cupboards, in other areas that are concealed or obstructed. Insulation in the roof void may conceal the ceiling timbers and make inspection of the area unsafe or not possible. The inspector will not dig, gouge, force, move or displace items or perform any other invasive procedures. An invasive inspection will not be performed.

Detection of dry-wood termites may be difficult to detect due to small size. No warranty of absence of these is given. The report shall not contain any assessment or opinion on any area or item that could not be inspected by the inspector an aspect of the inspection that is not within the inspector’s expertise or an aspect of the inspection that is solely regulated by statute.

4.4 Statement from owner
If the property being inspected is occupied then, as the Client, you should be aware that furnishings or household items may be concealing evidence of Timber Pests, which may only be revealed when the items are moved or removed. In some case the concealment may be deliberate. As the Client, if you are are the purchaser and not the owner of the property to be inspected then we recommend that you obtain a statement from the current owner as to any timber pest activity or damage to the property known to them and what, if any, previous treatments have been undertaken to the property. It is important to obtain copies of any paperwork issued and the details of any repairs carried out. Ideally the information obtained should be given to the inspector prior to the inspection being conducted.

4.5 Mould Mildew and non wood decay fungi is commonly known as Mould and is not defined or considered a Timber Pest. However, in some cases mould and their spores may cause health problems or allergic reactions such as asthma and dermatitis in some people. No inspection for mould will be carried out at the property and no report on the presence or absence of mould will be provided. If Mould is noted as present within the property and you are concerned as to the possible health risk resulting from its presence then the Client should seek advice from your local Council, State or Commonwealth Government Health Department or a qualified expert.

4.6 Extent of damage
If any damage is detected this report does not and cannot state the full extent of any damage. If any Timber Pest activity or damage is noted in this report, further investigation would be recommended, by way of removal of linings/fixtures etc. to help determine the level of the activity and/or damage to the structure and the extent of the repairs required.

4.7 Conditions
The report amy be conditional upon or conditional in relation to: prevailing weather conditions, which affects the potential for the detection of timber pests; the accuracy of information provided by the client or representative of the client; the specific expertise of the inspector as specified in the report deliberate concealment of pest activity or resultant damage; or any other factor limiting the preparation of the report.

5.0 Extent of Reporting

5.1 Not expert opinion
The Report will state timber damage found as ‘slight’, `moderate’, `moderate to extensive’ or `extensive’. This information is not the opinion of an expert, as the inspector is not qualified to give an expert opinion. The report will not and cannot state the full extent of any timber pest damage. If any evidence of Timber Pest activity and/or damage resulting from Timber Pest activity is reported either in the structure(s) or the grounds of the property, then the Client must assume that there may be some structural or concealed damage within the building(s). An invasive Timber Pest Inspection (for which a separate contract is required) should be carried out and the Client should arrange for a qualified person such as a Builder, Engineer, or Architect to carry out a structural inspection and to determine the full extent of the damage and the extent of repairs that may be required. This is an opinion given on a date and time. The inspector reserves the right to change their opinion at any time after the issuance of the report. The owner of the property accepts that termite activity is often hidden from view and must exercise vigilance in monitoring the home for termite activity and to undertake to commit to competent inspections at regular intervals.

5.2 Termite treatment information
The inspection where the information is available, may report any evidence of a termite treatment that happens to be found. Where evidence of a treatment is reported then the Client should assume that the treatment was applied as a curative and not as a preventative. The Client should obtain a statement from the owner as to any treatments that have been carried out to the property. It is important to obtain copies of any paperwork issued.

6.0 Safe and Reasonable Access
This is a visual inspection only. The extent of accessible areas shall be determined by the inspector at the time of inspection, based on the conditions encountered at the time of inspection. The inspector shall also determine whether sufficient space is available to allow safe access. This will apply to roof spaces and underfloor access. The inspection shall include only accessible areas and areas that are within the inspector’s line of sight and close enough to enable reasonable appraisal.

Minimum dimensions for reasonable access
Roof Interior – access hole – 400 mm x 500mm, crawl space – 600mm x 600mm Sub floor – access hole – 400mm x 500mm, crawl space – 600mm x 600mm

It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure access to areas to be inspected prior to the inspection. Areas which have restricted access due to locked or unauthorised entry, legal right of entry, locked doors, pets, security systems, furniture and similar obstructions can may not be included in the inspection.

7.0 Exclusions from Inspection
Not a structural damage report – not a warranty as to absence of Timber Pest attack – This report does not deal with timber pest management or treatment measures. – Health hazards (e.g., allergies, soil toxicity, lead content, presence of asbestos). – Concealed framing-timbers or any areas concealed by wall linings/sidings – Repair any damage disclosed by this inspection, including without limitation, any Timber Pest infestation and/or damage which exists in areas or in timbers which were not accessible for visual inspection on the date of this inspection – Pest or termite treatment of any sort – Any issues, relating directly or indirectly with continuing or additional damage to property for which there is or has been evidence of pre-existing damage – Any issues, relating directly or indirectly arising out of , caused by or in connection with the failure of concrete or masonry work to cure, alleviate, prevent, eliminate or retard the entrance of termites.

8.0 Liability and Limitations
The report does not constitute a guarantee in relation to the property. It is a limited opinion of condition of the inspected property at the time of inspection. Coastal Inspections’ liability in relation to the inspection and report will be limited to a refund of the inspection fee. The inspection and report is undertaken for the Client named on the report. No responsibility is accepted to any third party. Nothing contained in the Report will imply that any inaccessible or partly inaccessible area(s) or section(s) of the property are not, or have not been, infested by termites or timber pests. Accordingly the report will not guarantee that an infestation and/or damage does not exist in any inaccessible or partly inaccessible areas or sections of the property. Nor can it guarantee that a future infestation of Timber Pests will not occur or be found.

9.0 Follow up inspections
The initial fee does not allow for any follow up visits, if required, to the residence. A quote to undertake this activity will be provided if necessary.

10.0 Estimates Provided
Any estimates or budgets provided relating to work required to be undertaken is purely to provide an indication of approximate costings. The figures provided are not a quotation or estimate to carry out any works and can not be relied upon for this purpose. All estimates and budgets which are provided are done so only on this basis, and no liability, with the Client or any third party, whatsoever will be accepted in relation to budgets and estimates provided, unless otherwise stated.

11.0 Probable Costings
Any probable costings outlined represent an opinion of renovation costs only which can vary considerably depending on range of factors including but not limited to: -Type and standard of materials, fittings and fixtures chosen.

-Level of of client involvement and engagement required -Construction method and process chosen-Overall timings and duration of works undertaken -Fluctuations in building materials and labour costs -Scale and extent of the renovation project -When the renovation project is undertaken -Location of the works and site conditions

The probable costings provided is based on standard rates for previous projects and is not an elemental or detailed estimate. A detailed estimate of this nature can be provided by a Quantity Surveyor or through obtaining quotations from appropriate suppliers and tradesman.

12.0 Approvals for access to property
The Client represents and assures Coastal Inspections that the Client has secured all approvals necessary for entry onto the premises to be inspected. Client further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Coastal Inspections from demands or claims alleging a trespass upon the premises to be inspected.

13.0 Proprietary Rights
The report, contents, comments and format of this inspection report are the proprietary rights of Coastal Inspections Inspections and subject to copyright law. Unlawful duplication can result in penalties.

14.0 Asbestos Disclaimer
If during the course of the inspection asbestos or materials containing asbestos happened to be noticed then this may be noted. Buildings built before 1990 may contain some asbestos. Sheeting should fully sealed. If asbestos is noted as present within the property you should then seek advice from a qualified asbestos removal expert for further details and information on this material. Drilling, cutting or removing products containing asbestos is a high risk to peoples health and the Client should seek advice from a qualified asbestos removal expert.

15.0 Not a Compliance Report (For reports within ACT):
This is not a compliance report strictly in accordance with civil law (Sale of Residential Property) regulations: The report may contain copies of any approved plans, building approvals, building permit and Certificates of Occupancy. However, any comments made by the person who prepared the report as to whether or not, in the opinion of the inspector, the structures on the land substantially comply with the approved plans (if any) are made on the basis of a cursory glance of the plans and not upon a detailed examination. Any opinion whether expressed as to whether or not any building approval or approval under the Land (Planning and Environment) Act, 1991, is based on the limited knowledge and belief, at the time, of the inspector. The report may no longer reflect the true condition of the property. The structure(s) may no longer be in accordance with the attached plans etc. It is strongly recommended that, if the Client has any concerns in respect to the compliance of the structures, a special purpose report be obtained.