ASHI Code of Ethics
Effective on June 13, 2004
The ASHI Code of Ethics details the core guidelines of home inspection professionalism and home inspection ethics. Covering crucial issues such as conflicts of interest, good faith and public perception, these home inspection ethics are central pillars of home inspection professionalism for the entire industry.
Integrity, honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code, which sets forth obligations of ethical conduct for the home inspection profession. The Membership of ASHI has adopted this Code to provide high ethical standards to safeguard the public and the profession.
Inspectors shall comply with this Code, shall avoid association with any enterprise whose practices violate this Code, and shall strive to uphold, maintain, and improve the integrity, reputation, and practice of the home inspection profession.
All inspector members of ASHI have agreed to abide by this Code of Ethics
1. Inspectors shall avoid conflicts of interest or activities that compromise, or appear to compromise, professional independence, objectivity, or inspection integrity.
A. Inspectors shall not inspect properties for compensation in which they have, or expect to have, a financial interest.
B. Inspectors shall not inspect properties under contingent arrangements whereby any compensation or future referrals are dependent on findings or on the sale of a property.
C. Inspectors shall not directly or indirectly compensate realty agents, or other parties having a financial interest in closing or settlement of real estate transactions, for the referral of inspections or for inclusion on a list of recommended inspectors, preferred providers, or similar arrangements.
D. Inspectors shall not receive compensation for an inspection from more than one party unless agreed to by the client(s).
E. Inspectors shall not accept compensation, directly or indirectly, for recommending contractors, services, or products to inspection clients or other parties having an interest in inspected properties.
F. Inspectors shall not repair, replace, or upgrade, for compensation, systems or components covered by ASHI Standards of Practice, for one year after the inspection.
2. Inspectors shall act in good faith toward each client and other interested parties.
A. Inspectors shall perform services and express opinions based on genuine conviction and only within their areas of education, training, or experience.
B. Inspectors shall be objective in their reporting and not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions.
C. Inspectors shall not disclose inspection results or client information without client approval. Inspectors, at their discretion, may disclose observed immediate safety hazards to occupants exposed to such hazards, when feasible.
3. Inspectors shall avoid activities that may harm the public, discredit themselves,
or reduce public confidence in the profession.
A. Advertising, marketing, and promotion of inspectors' services or qualifications shall not be fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading.
B. Inspectors shall report substantive and willful violations of this Code to the Society.
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Effective on June 13, 2004
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Why ASHI? The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is an organization of independent professional home inspectors who are required to make a commitment from the day they join to conduct inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice (which the State of Mississippi has adopted) and Code of Ethics, which prohibits engaging in conflict of interest activities that might compromise their objectivity. Associates work their way to ASHI Certified Inspector status as they meet rigorous requirements. Mandatory continuing education helps the membership stay current with the latest in technology, materials and professional skills. For more information about ASHI visit their website at www.ashi.org.
David M. Massey
MHIB - 0625
American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
Graduate of The American Society of Home Inspectors School
I have passed InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Examination.
I have completed InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics Obstacle Course.
I have taken InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice Exam.
I abide by ASHI and InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics.
I follow ASHI and InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice.
I have completed InterNACHI's Deck Inspection course.
I have completed InterNACHI's Residential Electrical course.
I fulfill 20+ hours of Continuing Education and inspection-related training every year.
18 years experience in the real estate industry.
MS Licensed Real Estate Broker.
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