Content of the report
Inspection reports usually begin with an information section that gives general information about the home, such as the name of the client, the area covered and the year of construction
There is often other information outside the main body of the report, or at the beginning or end, which are the responsibilities, and sometimes includes a copy of the inspection contract, and possibly a copy of the Practice Guidelines. It may also include the professional credentials, designations, affiliations, and memberships of the inspector. It’s a good idea to include a copy of the book Inter NACHI, Now that you’ve had an inspection.
Inspection reports often include a summary report of major issues in order to prevent the reader from missing important issues. It is important that whoever reads it takes into account the security issues or conditions that may be burdensome when correcting them. With this in mind, they use color codes in the stories, although some think that this exposes them to a greater responsibility and for this reason they do not use them.
The Software often gives inspectors the ability to include photographs in the main body of the report, close to the narrative describing them, or photographs can also be grouped at the end or the beginning of the report.
A table of contents is usually included.
The main body of the report can be divided into sections for each component system of the house, such as “ELECTRICITY,” “PLUMBING,” “HEATING,” etc., or divided according to the areas of the house: “EXTERIOR,” “, “” KITCHEN, “” BEDROOMS, “etc.
It often depends on how the inspector prefers to work.