Inspections For Sales Transactions
Class Termite has been servicing the South Bay with high quality inspections, termite
control, and carpentry for many years.  If your house is on the market make it a point to give
us a call for your termite service and repair needs.  We provide prompt and efficient service
for escrows and give service to many of the top real estate agents in the area.
Perhaps one of the most demanding tasks of the termite industry is the inspection and
corrective work involved in a real estate sales transaction.  For most lenders in the state of
California a termite inspection is required along with the corrective work necessary for a
"termite clearance".  This can involve very little work to more work than the property owner
might think.
The phrase "termite clearance" is used quite a lot in the industry, mostly by real estate
agents and escrow officers.  The term can be misleading since clearing a house for escrow
involves much more than merely ridding the house of active termites.
The termite inspection made on a house being sold mainly requires a (full) inspection (see
termite inspections), but it is written up slightly different.  All findings in a report for a sales
transaction are marked as one of three types of items: Section I, Section II, and Further
Section I items are findings which are either an active infestation/infection (fungus) or
findings which have resulted from an infestation/infection (active or inactive).  An finding is
also declared Section I if it is causing a condition, but is not necessarily one all by itself (i.e.
an earth-wood contact causing a fungus condition, or subterranean termites coming from
the earth at the earth-wood contact).  These items are required to be completed by nearly all
lenders in a sales transaction.
Section II items are findings which are or were not caused by an active infestation or
infection, but area likely to lead to such conditions (i.e. an earth-wood contact, but with no
fungus or termites originating from it's existence).  These items are not required to be
completed by many lenders.
Further Inspection items are findings which could not be declared Section I or II, usually due
to inaccessible areas (areas which the inspector was unable to gain access).