Ethics and Expectations

As your inspector I will uphold these standards

At Precise Inspecting, we understand how much effort and emotion goes into the purchase of a home. We also recognize that a decision as important as this demands a patient and detail-oriented inspection. We invite you to take your time and decide who will be the best-qualified company to do your inspection. It’s that same kind of time and effort we apply to every home we inspect. That way, when you do decide, you can be confident that you will learn important details about your home that you wouldn’t otherwise know. Those details will serve you in making an informed purchase and will provide you with valuable information for years to come.

Code of Ethics

As a participating member of ASHI, I 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.

  • Inspectors shall not inspect properties for compensation in which they have, or expect to have a financial interest.
  • Inspectors shall not inspect properties under contingent arrangements whereby any compensation or future referrals are dependent on reported findings or on the sale of a property.
  • 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.
  • Inspectors shall not receive compensation for an inspection from more than one party unless agreed to by the client(s).
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Inspectors shall perform services and express opinions based on genuine conviction and only within their areas of education, training, or experience.
  • Inspectors shall be objective in their reporting and not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions.
  • 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.

  • Advertising, marketing, and promotion of inspectors’ services or qualifications shall not be fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading.
  • Inspectors shall report substantive and willful violations of this Code to the Society.

Client Bill of Rights

As a professional home inspector, I promote these rights for my clients.

Objectivity

The inspector is objective in his or her reporting and will not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions.

Experience

The inspector’s opinion is based on genuine conviction within the scope of his or her education and experience.

Currency

The inspector stays current with the industry body of knowledge through continuing education.

Confidentiality

The inspector will not disclose inspection results or client information without client approval. Precison Inspecting will not sell your data to any party.

Honesty

The inspector has not accepted any form of compensation for recommending contractors, services or products.

No hidden agenda

The inspector has not accepted any form of compensation for recommending contractors, services or products.

No collusion

To be assured future referrals to the inspector from real estate agents are not dependent on the inspection findings or the sale of the property.

Financial integrity

The home inspector has no financial interest in the transaction.
The inspector is not receiving compensation for the inspection from any other party.
The inspector did not compensate the real estate agent or another party for the referral to the client.