A rock-solid inspection agreement is an important and necessary risk management tool that provides the first level of defense to an inspector against claims by clients. Many states require that a written agreement be used to establish the scope of the services to be provided to your clients. Even in states that have no regulations, an agreement may be required by your insurance carrier. These agreements are state-specific and let your clients know what is included, what is not, and how to address any issues arising after your inspection. The aim is to provide agreements that your clients can easily understand, while affording you the protections of your standards of practice.