FOLLOW THE ASHI CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code, which
sets forth obligations of ethical conduct for the home inspection profession.
The Membership of ASHI has adopted this Code to provide high ethical standards
to safeguard the public and the profession.
Inspectors shall comply with this
Code, shall avoid association with any enterprise whose practices violate this
Code, and shall strive to uphold, maintain, and improve the integrity, reputation,
and practice of the home inspection profession.
shall avoid conflicts of interest or activities that compromise, or appear to
compromise, professional independence, objectivity, or inspection integrity.
Inspectors shall not inspect properties for compensation in which they have, or
expect to have, a financial interest.
b. Inspectors shall not inspect
properties under contingent arrangements whereby any compensation or future referrals
are dependent on reported findings or on the sale of a property.
shall not directly or indirectly compensate realty agents, or other parties having
a financial interest in closing or settlement of real estate transactions, for
the referral of inspections or for inclusion on a list of recommended inspectors,
preferred providers, or similar arrangements.
d. Inspectors shall not
receive compensation for an inspection from more than one party unless agreed
to by the client(s).
e. Inspectors shall not accept compensation, directly
or indirectly, for recommending contractors, services, or products to inspection
clients or other parties having an interest in inspected properties.
f. Inspectors shall not repair, replace, or upgrade, for compensation, systems
or components covered by ASHI Standards of Practice, for one year after the inspection.
shall act in good faith toward each client and other interested parties.
a. Inspectors shall perform services and express opinions based on genuine conviction
and only within their areas of education, training, or experience.
Inspectors shall be objective in their reporting and not knowingly understate
or overstate the significance of reported conditions.
c. Inspectors shall
not disclose inspection results or client information without client approval.
Inspectors, at their discretion, may disclose observed immediate safety hazards
to occupants exposed to such hazards, when feasible.
shall avoid activities that may harm the public, discredit themselves, or reduce
public confidence in the profession.
a. Advertising, marketing, and promotion
of inspectors' services or qualifications shall not be fraudulent, false, deceptive,
b. Inspectors shall report substantive and willful violations
of this Code to the Society.
above is a sample. For full code go to www.ashi.org
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June 13, 2004