These Standards of Practice provide guidelines for a real estate inspection and define certain terms relating to these inspections. Italicized words in these Standards are defined in Part IV, Glossary of Terms.

A. A real estate inspection is a survey and basic operation of the systems and components of a building which can be reached, entered, or viewed without difficulty, moving obstructions, or requiring any action which may result in damage to the property or personal injury to the Inspector. The purpose of the inspection is to provide the Client with information regarding the general condition of the building(s). Cosmetic and aesthetic conditions shall not be considered.
B. A real estate inspection report provides written documentation of material defects discovered in theinspectedbuilding’ssystems and components which, in the opinion of the Inspector, are safety hazards, are notfunctioning properly, or appear to be at the ends of their service lives. The report may include the Inspector’srecommendations for correction or further evaluation.
C. Inspections performed in accordance with these Standards of Practice are not technically exhaustive and shall apply to the primary building and its associated primary parking structure.