Cost Repair Estimate Legal Clause

Repair/replacement Cost Estimate Clauses

As part of risk management, a commercial property inspector should steer clear of providing repair/replacement cost estimates as much as is practical when generating his/her report. However, sometimes that will be of the most interest to the client. There are two optimum ways for commercial inspectors to handle this. The first is to have the…

Triple-Net Lease Sample Letter for Inspectors

There is great opportunity for triple-net lease clients to become a regular stream of revenue for inspectors and their team of consultants. After performing a triple-net lease inspection for a building owner, lessor, or lessee inspectors should consider discussing the benefits of them having a visual inspection of property performed periodically or at the end…

Pre-Inspection Questionnaire

The Pre-Inspection Questionnaire includes sample questions for inspectors to pose to the person(s) with the most knowledge of the property, as identified by your client (typically, the building’s owner, manager, client or tenant). Depending on how your client would like to handle the research portion of the inspection and who the person with the most…

International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Fire Doors

16.1  About These Standards for Inspecting Commercial Fire Doors Many buildings, including schools, high-rises, healthcare facilities, churches, office buildings, factories and warehouses are likely to have fire doors.  Should a fire occur, the health, safety and welfare of building occupants and emergency responders depend on the regular inspection of fire doors. 16.2  Purpose The purpose…

Professional Services Contract (between Inspector and Special Consultant)

CCPIA’s Professional Services Contract (between Inspector and Special Consultant) 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. Additional Commercial Inspector Resources: Performing Commercial Inspections Repair/replacement Cost Estimate Clause Creating a Team of Expert Consultants…

Independent Contractor Agreement

CCPIA’s Independent Contractor Agreement is an agreement that many CCPIA members use to hire an independent contractor. It is designed to work hand-in-hand with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP). Before hiring an independent contractor, read the following CCPIA articles: Hiring Independent Contractors Creating a Team of Expert Consultants For Your Commercial Inspection…

 International Phase I Standards of Practice for Inspecting Fireplaces and Chimneys

17.1  About These Standards for Inspecting Fireplaces and Chimneys Although this Standard applies to both commercial and residential fireplaces and chimneys, it exceeds the requirements of both InterNACHI-CCPIA’s Commercial and Residential Standards of Practices. The inspection shall include examination of readily accessible and visible portions of solid-fuel-burning, low-heat fireplaces and chimneys. 17.2  Purpose The purpose of this document is to establish…

How to Use the ComSOP

The Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association’s (CCPIA) Standards of Practice is the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties, also commonly referred to as the ComSOP. The purpose of the publication is to define good practice and to establish a reasonable approach for the performance of an inspection of a commercial property. It outlines…

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…