Larry Freeze TREC #8943
16975 FM 1660
Taylor, Texas 76574
(512) 589-4096
FreezeHomeInspections@hotmail.com

Important TREC Information

The Texas Real Estate Commision (TREC) requires the following to be included in Inspection Reports

“The TREC Standards of Practice (Sections 535.227-535.233 of the Rules) are the minimum standards for inspections by TREC-licensed inspectors. An inspection addresses only those components and conditions that are present, visible, and accessible at the time of the inspection.  While there may be other parts, components or systems present, only those items specifically noted as being inspected were inspected.    The  inspector  is  NOT  required  to  turn  on  decommissioned equipment,  systems,  utility services or apply an open flame or light a pilot to operate any appliance. The inspector is NOT required to climb over obstacles, move furnishings or stored items.  The inspection report may address issues that are code-based or may refer to a particular code; however, this is NOT a code compliance inspection and does NOT verify compliance with manufacturer’s installation instructions.  The inspection does NOT imply insurability or warrantability of the structure or its components.  Although some safety issues may be addressed in this report, this inspection is NOT a safety/code inspection, and the inspector is NOT required to identify all potential hazards.

In this report, the inspector shall indicate, by checking the appropriate boxes on the form, whether each item was inspected, not inspected, not present or deficient and explain the findings in the corresponding section in the body of the report form. The inspector must check the Deficient (D) box if a condition exists that adversely and materially affects the performance of a system or component or constitutes a hazard to life, limb or property as specified by the TREC Standards of Practice. General deficiencies include inoperability, material distress, water penetration, damage, deterioration, missing components, and unsuitable installation.  Comments may be provided by the inspector whether or not an item is deemed deficient.  The inspector is not required to prioritize or emphasize the importance of one deficiency over another.

Some items reported may be considered life-safety upgrades to the property. For more information, refer to Texas Real Estate Consumer Notice Concerning Recognized Hazards or Deficiencies below.  [See www.trec.texas.gov/pdf/forms/insp/OP-1.pdf]

THIS  PROPERTY  INSPECTION  IS  NOT  A  TECHNICALLY  EXHAUSTIVE  INSPECTION  OF  THE  STRUCTURE,  SYSTEMS OR COMPONENTS. The inspection may not reveal all deficiencies.  A real estate inspection helps to reduce some of the risk involved in purchasing a home, but it cannot eliminate these risks, nor can the inspection anticipate future events or changes in performance due to changes in use or occupancy.  It is recommended that you obtain as much information as is available about this property, including any seller’s disclosures,  previous inspection  reports,  engineering reports, building/remodeling permits, and reports performed for or by relocation companies, municipal inspection departments, lenders, insurers, and appraisers.  You should also attempt to determine whether repairs, renovation, remodeling, additions, or other such activities have taken place at this property.   It is not the inspector’s responsibility to confirm that information obtained from these sources is complete or accurate or that this inspection is consistent with the opinions expressed in previous or future reports.

ITEMS IDENTIFIED IN THE REPORT DO NOT OBLIGATE ANY PARTY TO MAKE REPAIRS OR TAKE OTHER ACTIONS, NOR IS THE PURCHASER REQUIRED TO REQUEST THAT THE SELLER TAKE ANY ACTION.  When a deficiency is reported, it is the Client’s responsibility to obtain further evaluations and/or cost estimates from qualified service professionals.  Any such follow-up should take place prior to the expiration of any time limitations such as option periods.

Evaluations by qualified tradesmen may lead to the discovery of additional deficiencies which may involve additional repair costs.  Failure to address deficiencies or comments noted in this report may lead to further damage of the structure or systems and add to the original repair costs.  The inspector is not required to provide follow-up services to verify that proper repairs have been made.

Property conditions change with time and use. For example, mechanical devices can fail at any time, plumbing gaskets and seals  may  crack  if  the  appliance or plumbing fixture is not used often, roof leaks can occur at any  time regardless of  the apparent  condition  of  the  roof,  and  the  performance of  the structure and the systems may change due to changes in use or occupancy, effects of weather, etc. These changes or repairs made to the structure after the inspection may render information contained herein obsolete or invalid. This report is provided for the specific benefit of the Client named above and is based on observations at the time of the inspection.   If you did  not  hire  the  inspector  yourself,  reliance  on  this  report  may  provide incomplete or outdated information.  Repairs, professional opinions or additional inspection reports may affect the meaning of the information in this report.  It is recommended that you hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet your specific needs and to provide you with current information concerning this property.”

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Here's what our clients say about us

\"Thank you Larry! We really appreciate your thoroughness and attention to detail! It sure helps our peace of mind as buyers! Again, thank you for taking the time to do the inspection. We were highly impressed with you and so was our realtor!\"

-- K. R. (Georgetown, Texas)

   
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