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    Default a typical inspection form template please...

    Hi. I would like to get my hands on a very good home inspection form please. if someone has one , please let me know
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    Mar 2007
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Default Re: an typical inspection form template please...

    There is no such thing.

    Each association and licensed state has its own SOP. All very similar but different.

    Most inspectors do not use a checklist or template to inspect. They let the house drive the inspection. Data is collected and then entered into a software program that organizes the data. Plumbing is scattered through out a home. During the inspection I collect plumbing data at mulitple points. My report puts all the plumbing in one section of the report.

    Carrying around a checklist, you are constantly flipping pages to find plumbing, electrical, interior, HVAC etc as you walk through rooms. It is much easier to collect all data from a given room and allow the software sort into systems.

    North Carolina is a licensed state. Home inspectors are required to report on specific items. The licensing board has a checklist of what must be documented in a report. You could use that as a starting point to develop your own form.

    NC OSFM | Home Inspector Licensure Board - Engineering and Codes

    "The Code is not a peak to reach but a foundation to build from."

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    Mar 2007
    Knoxville, TN

    Default Re: an typical inspection form template please...

    If you are interested in a good paper report form format, then the ITA Matrix form is probably the best one out there. I used it for many years before I switched to a computer based report. It covers any SOP out there.

    While Bruce thinks its a hassle to flip back and forth between pages, I found it no problem at all. Not much different than switching between sections of a computer report. Flip a page, or click a mouse.


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