of Ethics of the
American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.®
Effective January 1, 2000
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
conduct. It is their duty to practice the profession according to this
code of ethics.
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
||The member will express an opinion only when it
is based on practical experience and honest conviction.
||The member will always act in good faith toward
||The member will not disclose any information
concerning the results of the inspection without the approval of
the clients or their representatives.
||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.
||The member will not accept nor offer
commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly, from other
parties dealing with their client in connection with work for
which the member is responsible.
||The member will promptly disclose to his or her
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 of the 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 work
in another field.
||An inspector shall make every effort to uphold,
maintain, and improve the professional integrity, reputation,
and practice of the home inspection profession. He or she will
report all such relevant information, including violations of
this Code by other members, to the Association for possible