Sundial Home Inspections, LLC
CONDOMINIUMS, TOWNHOUSES, AND SUBDIVISIONS WITH COMMON AREAS:
Typically, ownership of a condominium means the ‘owner’ has a fee simple title to the air space contained within the walls, floors, and ceilings of the ‘owner’s’ unit, and an undivided share in all of the “common areas” of the condominium project in which the unit is located. Common areas typically include the building exteriors, the roof, foundation, the land on which the development is established, parking areas, landscape and any recreational facilities or additional site features the development may have. Common elements are typically maintained by and insured by the Homeowners Association or property management group affiliated with the development. While common elements may have been inspected in the course of completing this home inspection, items noted that are of concern to the client should be brought to the attention of the Homeowners Association and/or property management group, and are typically not within the direct control or responsibility of the individual unit owner.
Common areas (e.g., walls, foundation, roof, etc.), shared by more than one unit, common mechanical systems (e.g., garage, water heater, laundry, etc.) used by more than one unit, and areas typically under the jurisdiction of the homeowner’s association (e.g., exterior grounds, exterior structure, and exterior systems) will not be inspected.
Common components and common areas: Sundial Home Inspections, LLC does not test, analyze, inspect, or offer an opinion on the condition or function of areas or structural components common to more than one unit, systems serving more than one unit, or areas which typically are under the jurisdiction of a homeowners’ association, including, but not limited to, structure exterior (including decks, balconies, porches, patios, and parking structures), roof, chimney foundation, fences, and utility service entries.
Some areas or systems may or may not be under the jurisdiction of the association (garage, water heater, laundry, etc.). Homeowners’ associations sometimes have qualified personnel who can assist Client with many areas of concern, sometimes at little or no cost. Recommend always consulting with homeowners’ association prior to commencing any work whatsoever. BEFORE CLOSE OF ESCROW, WE RECOMMEND: (1) Walking property to determine if homeowners’ association is maintaining structures and property in a condition satisfactory to Client; (2) Having qualified homeowners’ association personnel inspect all common area structural systems and mechanical components servicing this condominium or town home, particularly, but not limited to, foundation, structure exterior, roof, and chimney; (3) Acquiring homeowners’ association public records, minutes, bylaws, budget, etc., to help determine any consistent problems with common area grounds or components; (4) Checking with homeowners’ association concerning Client’s responsibility and any non-recurring fees, dues, or assessments which might be forthcoming.
Client agrees by signing below that you have read, understand and/or agree to this entire Agreement.
Client Signature: __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________