As a profession, home inspectors have an ethical obligation to the public. This obligation includes integrity, competency, honesty, confidentiality, objectivity and an interest in public safety.  In recognition of this obligation, we hereby promote and proclaim these rights for our clients.

I. To be assured, the inspector is objective in his or her reporting and will not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions.

II. To be assured, the inspector’s opinion is based on genuine conviction within the scope of his or her education and experience.

III. To be assured, the inspector stays current with the industry’s body of knowledge through continuing education.

IV. To be assured, the inspector will not disclose inspection results or client information without client approval.

V. To be assured, the inspector has not accepted any form of compensation for recommending contractors, services or products.

VI. To be assured, the inspector will not offer to repair or replace for compensation any component covered by the ASHI Standards of Practice for one year after the inspection.

VII. To be assured, future referrals to the inspector from real estate agents are not dependent on the inspection findings or the sale of the property.

VIII. To be assured, the home inspector has no financial interest in the transaction.

IX. To be assured, the inspector is not receiving compensation for the inspection from any other party.

X. To be assured, the inspector did not compensate the real estate agent or other party for the referral to the client.

Posted by Dennis FApril 11, 2012Inspectors Perspective

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