In a world where people will do anything for a buck, we pride ourselves on providing a quality service without compromising our values...or yours.
There's a new buzz-word in the home inspection and real estate industry - ethics. There doesn't seem to be a day that goes by that we don't see a newscast or read an article about how an unsuspecting homeowner, buyer and seller got swindled by an incompetent home inspector or greedy real estate firm. Fortunately, there are home inspection companies and Realtors® who believe that the only policy to work by is the one that protects the client first.
INSIGHT HOME INSPECTIONS® operates by some of the highest ethical standards in our industry. In fact, we provide each one of our clients and their agent with a signed Code of Ethics which defines how we operate from the very beginning of our service relationship. You know from the very start where we stand and what we believe so you can rest assured knowing that we are totally focused on providing our clients with thorough home inspection service that are untainted by any relationship we may have with real estate agents, mortgage lenders, or any other third-party with a vested interest in the sale or purchase of your home.
The National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. NAHI members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business.
To maintain the integrity and high standard ofskill and practice in the home inspection profession, the following rules ofconduct 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 ofany profession that requires a special license ift he 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 ofthe 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 ofage, 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 Code of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.