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    Our report is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of this building, in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the PRE - INSPECTION AGREEMENT, which is a part of and incorporated herein. Please read the REMARKS on each page and call us for an explanation of any aspect of this report, written or printed, which you do not fully understand.


    The COMPANY agrees to conduct an inspection for the purpose of informing the CLIENT of major deficiencies in the condition of the property, subject to the UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE AND LIMITED LIABILITY below. Home inspectors are licensed by the NYS Department of State. Home Inspectors may only report on readily accessible and observed conditions as outlined in this pre-inspection agreement, Article 12 B of the Real Property Law and the regulations promulgated there under including, but not limited to, the Code of Ethics and Regulations and the Standards of Practice as provided in Title 19 NYCRR Subparts 197-4 and 197-5 et seq. Home inspectors are not permitted to provide engineering or architectural services. If immediate threats to health or safety are observed during the course of the inspection, the client hereby consents to allow the home inspector to disclose such immediate threats to health or safety to the property owner and/or occupants of the property.

    The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the sole, conditional and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT. The written report will only include the following:

    It is understood and agreed that Home Inspectors may only report on readily accessible and observed conditions as outlined in the

    • Structural condition and basement

    • Electrical, Plumbing, Hot water heater, heating and cooling

    • Quality, condition and life expectancy of major systems

    • Kitchen and appliances

    • General interior, including ceilings and walls, windows, insulation and ventilation.

    • General exterior, including roof, gutter, chimney,

    standards of practice and limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing only at the time of the inspection. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection: equipment, items, and systems will not be dismantled.

    Maintenance and other items may be discussed, but they are not a part of the inspection. The report is not a compliance inspection or certification for past or present government codes or regulations of any kind.

    The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of or danger from any potentially harmful substances and environmental hazards, including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, mildew, urea formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals, and water and airborne hazards. Also excluded are inspections of and reports on swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners, sprinkler systems, fire and safety equipment, and the presence or absence of rodents, termite, animal/rodent waste and other insects.


    It is understood and agreed that the COMPANY is not an insurer and that the inspection and report are not to be intended or construed as a guarantee or warranty of the adequacy, performance, or condition of any structure, item or system at the property address.

    The CLIENT hereby releases and exempts the COMPANY and its agents and employees of and from all liability and responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defect or deficiency and for any consequential damage, property damage, or personal injury of any nature.

    In the event the COMPANY and/or it's agents or employees are found liable due to a breach of the contract, breach of warranty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, negligent hiring or any other theory of liability, then the liability of the COMPANY and it's agents and it's employees shall be limited to the sum equal to the amount of the fee paid by the CLIENT the COMPANY for the inspection and report.

    Any dispute, controversy, interpretation or claim including claims for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising out of, from or related to this contract or arising out of, from or related to the inspection and inspection report shall be submitted for final and binding arbitration under the Rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association. CLIENT agrees to pay all required filing fees. The decision of the Arbitrator appointed thereunder shall be final and binding and judgment on the Award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

    In the event of litigation relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, the non-prevailing party shall e mburse the prevailing party for all reasonable attorney fees and costs resulting therefrom.

    The parties acknowledge that each of them has had ample opportunity for their own counsel to participate in negotiating and drafting this Agreement. Therefore, no rule of construction shall apply to this Agreement that construes ambiguous or unclear language in favor of or against any party."

    Any claim arisinu out of or related to any act or omission of the Inspector in connection with the inspection of the propeity shall be made in writing and leported to the Inspector within fourteen (14) business days of discovery and to allow Inspector a reasonable opportunity to reinspect the issue giving rise to the claim belbre undertaking any repairs. Client agrees that a failure to comply with the terms of this paragraph shall constitute a waiver of such claim.

    This Agreement shall he binding upon and inure to benefit of the parties hereto and their respective spouses, heirs and successors."

    This Agrecment constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter thereof, and supersede all prior negotiations, agreements and understandings with respect thereto. 'Ibis Agreement may only be amended by a written document duly executed by all parties and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the New York.

    The railure by one party to require performance of any provision shall not affect that party's right to require perfonnance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of this Contract constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself.

    Any dispute, contrOversy. interpretation or claim including claims for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, traud or misrepresentation arising out of, from or related to this contract or arising out of, from or related to the inspection and inspection report shall he commenced within one year of the date attic inspection, without regard to the date the breach is discovered. Any action not brought within that one-year time period shall be barred, without regard to any other limitations period set forth by law or statute

    CLIENT and COMPANY agree that should a court of a competent jurisdiction determine and declare that any portion of this agreement is void, voidable or unenforceable, the remaining provisions and portions shall remain in full force and effect.

    Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged.

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    Rachel Boyd
    Rachel Boyd
    We have used Larry for 3 home inspections. From the first meeting, Larry is friendly and a person with whom it is easy to work. He is consistently early to the inspection to get a sense of the home before meeting with the client. Larry is extremely thorough and explains everything in detail as you move through your home inspection. Additionally, his reports are comprehensive and detailed and make a great reference for the future. He is always responsive to all questions well after the home inspection and report have been completed. I highly recommend First Choice.
    Mickey Visco
    Mickey Visco
    Larry was great-he was super meticulous in looking over my property from every single area from small to big. I spent about 3 hours with him and it was a great learning experience to make my home a better sell in the upcoming weeks.
    Ashley Smith
    Ashley Smith
    My fiancé and I used Larry 3 years ago to inspect our condo and now used him to inspect a house we are buying. Larry got back to us very quickly and did the inspection the next day. He was very prompt with getting the report back to us and sat on the phone with us to go over any questions we had. We appreciate his hard work. Highly recommended, an awesome guy!! Thank you Larry!
    Alexander Spivak
    Alexander Spivak
    Larry is THE MAN ! Who ever tells you having a good lawyer is a key in buying a house is wrong. Having Larry at the house you want to buy is the key and A MUST!! He was referred to me by a professional and let me tell you. That referral was worth waiting for. IT WAS PROFFESIONAL ! He reached above and beyond my expectations. When I arrived to my scheduled appointment he was already doing a roof inspection with his special equipment that can reach to any height. By the time I got out of my car he was ready to discuss what he has observed. As we began our afternoon inspection there is not a square foot that he has missed out on to inspect. He was well equipped and super skilled. Even seller was impressed how delicate and neat he was inside his house in order not to disturb anything or anyone. I felt extremely happy with choosing him as the man of knowledge with decades of experience. He did not rush and not once looked at his watch. I was blown away how micromanage he was. From A to Z he didn't skip a thing and was not in a rush and knew his trade to the perfection. As a first time home buyer coming out of a co-op apartment having Larry was the best investment I have made. He opened up my eyes to many things and was just straight forward,sincere and honest. If I was ever in need of another house inspection or if some one would ask me If I know of some one in that field , Larry would be my first choice !!!
    Danielle Aveta Ramsey
    Danielle Aveta Ramsey
    Larry did the inspection for our new home in Commack and it was a great experience. He was very quick and professional in his response, arrived early for the inspection and already had tons of notes on the outside of the house by the time we arrived, and walked us through the entire house for two hours answering all of our many questions. He was so kind and knowledgeable and it was very much appreciated. Would absolutely recommend him to any family and friends.
    J Mendez
    J Mendez
    We had a great experience working with First Choice Home Inspectors. Mr. Massaro was passionate about his work, experienced, detail oriented, took his time to explain his findings, and answered all our questions. He writes excellent reports that are thorough and accessible. We will definitely use him again in the future and highly recommend him.
    Elizabeth Storms
    Elizabeth Storms
    Larry is responsive, thorough and patient. I would highly recommend him.
    Sachin Gadh
    Sachin Gadh
    Profession, timely, affordable. Great job by them
    Sheroon Mazhar
    Sheroon Mazhar
    Larry provides an excellent, honest And on time service. His report was detailed with clear photos, comments and links to sites for further information if there was any issue during an inspection. I Highly recommend Larry.