American Society of Home Inspectors
Code of Ethics
Honesty, justice, and courtesy form a moral philosophy which, associated with mutual interest among people, constitutes the foundation of ethics. The members should recognize such a standard, not in passive observance, but as a set of dynamic principles guiding their conducts. It is their duty to practice the profession according to this code of ethics set by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

As the keystone of professional conduct is integrity, the members will discharge their duties with fidelity to the public, their clients, and with fairness and impartiality to all. They should uphold the honor and dignity of their profession and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character, or apparent conflict of interest.

1. The member will express an opinion only when it is based on practical experience and honest conviction.

2. The member will always act in good faith toward each client.

3. The member will not disclose any information concerning the result of the inspection without the approval of the clients or their representative.

4. The member will not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties.

5. The member will not accept nor offer commissions or allowances, directly, from other parties dealing with their client in connection with work for which the member is responsible.

6. The member will promptly disclose to his client any interest in a business which may affect the client. The member will not allow an interest in any business to affect the quality or results of their inspection work which they may be called upon to perform. The inspection work may not be used as a vehicle by the inspector to deliberately obtain additional work in another field.

7. An inspector shall make every effort to uphold, maintain and improve the professional integrity, reputation and practice of the home inspection industry. He will report all such revelant information, including violations of this Code by the other members, to the Association for possible remedial action.

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