Being a member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) we follow a strict Standard of Practice. This Standard of Practice exceeds requirements for the State of Maryland and Delaware.
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Code of EthicsStandards of Practice & Code of Ethics-NAHI
To maintain the integrity and high standard of skill and practice in the home inspection profession, the following rules of conduct and ethics shall be binding upon the NAHI inspector.
Code of Ethics #1
Home inspection services that the inspector provides to the client(s) shall conform to the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. Standards of Practice.
Code of Ethics #2
The inspector will act as an unbiased third party to the real estate transaction and will discharge the inspector’s duties with integrity and fidelity to the client.
Code of Ethics #3
The inspector will only express an opinion on any aspect of an inspected property when it is based on the experience, training, education and professional opinion of the inspector.
Code of Ethics #4
The inspector shall not provide services that constitute the unauthorized practice of any profession that requires a special license if the inspector does not hold that license.
Code of Ethics #5
The inspector shall not accept compensation for a home inspection from more than one party without written disclosure to the inspector’s client(s).
Code of Ethics #6
An Inspector shall not, directly or indirectly and for compensation, perform repairs on or recommend contractors to perform repairs on any component or system included in the inspection under the NAHI Standards of Practice. An Inspector may recommend or offer ancillary inspection services.
Code of Ethics #7
The inspector will not provide any compensation, inducement, or reward directly or indirectly, to any person or entity other than a client, for the referral of business to the inspector. (The purchase and/or use of advertising or marketing services or products are not considered compensation, inducement, or reward.)
Code of Ethics #8
The inspector will not conduct a home inspection or prepare a home inspection report for which the Inspector’s fee is contingent upon the conclusions in the report.
Code of Ethics #9
The inspector will not disclose any information concerning the results of the inspection without the approval of the client for whom the inspection was performed, unless compelled by court order.
Code of Ethics #10
Home inspectors, while providing professional services, or in their employment practices, shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, national origin or any other status protected by law.
Code of Ethics #11
The inspector shall make every effort to uphold, maintain and improve the professional practice, integrity, and reputation of NAHI. The inspector will report violations of this Code by other members, and any other relevant information to NAHI for possible remedial action.
Code of Ethics #12
While this Code of Ethics establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Co
de of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.