Commercial Inspection Report Terms and Definitions

The following list is a collection of definitions and terms commonly found in commercial property inspection reports. The list includes both relevant technical and business definitions and terms. Understanding industry terms and definitions can go a long way. It can help inspectors effectively communicate with their clients and peers. It can also help inspector improve…

At-Will Employment Agreement with Non-Compete Clause

At-Will Employment Agreement with Non-Compete Clause

Below is suggested language to help attorneys of CCPIA-members draft an employment agreement.  An employment agreement should be used by members when hiring other inspectors. The language contains a non-compete clause.  Enforceability of non-compete agreements varies from state/province to state/province, and members are encouraged to seek advice from their own local council.  If the property inspection business (“Employer”) is…

Expert Witness Agreement

CCPIA’s Expert Witness Agreement is an agreement many CCPIA members use as the basis for their own contracts with clients. It is designed to work hand-in-hand with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties. Download Word Doc Download PDF

Project Oversight Agreement

CCPIA’s Project Oversight Agreement is an agreement many CCPIA members use as the basis for their own contracts with clients. It is suitable for when an inspector is overseeing a contractor on a project and is designed to work hand-in-hand with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP). Download Word Doc

Walk-Through Agreement

Use this Agreement to conduct a walk-through with a client who does not (at this point) want a full commercial property inspection.  A walk-through is less formal and does not require the inspector to adhere to a Standards of Practice or generate a written report.  His or her observations about the property are communicated orally…

Stucco Identification Decision Tree Card

The Stucco ID Decision Tree Card provides a concise, step-by-step decision process for identifying the type of stucco on a building.  The Stucco ID Decision Tree encompasses the typical stucco systems in use in the United States and Canada over the past several decades; if the type of stucco on a property cannot be identified…

Scope of Condominium Inspection Clause

CCPIA’s scope of condominium inspection clause is a clause many CCPIA members use as the basis for their own contracts with clients. It is designed to work hand-in-hand with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties. This clause is suitable for when an inspector is representing a condominium unit rather than condominium complex. You understand that we will inspect only…

Multi-Unit Representative Sample Clause

CCPIA’s multi-unit representative sample clause is a clause many CCPIA members use as the basis for their own contracts with clients. It is designed to work hand-in-hand with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties. This clause is suitable for when an inspector is not representing all of the units of a multi-unit building. The property contains…