CODE OF ETHICS

Honesty, justice, and courtesy form a moral philosophy which, associated with mutual interest among people constitutes the foundation of ethics.

The members recognise such a standard, not just by 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.

The keystone of professional conduct is integrity. The members will discharge their duties with fidelity to the public, to their clients, and with fairness and impartiality to all.

They should uphold the honour and dignity of their profession and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character, and avoid any conflict of interest.

The inspector shall maintain high standards in matters affecting the safety, health and well being of the public. If during the course of an inspection, the inspector discovers a situation which may be harmful to the public,he shall inform the proper authorities and the people concerned.

DUTIES OF ALL MEMBERS:

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 each client and the public. 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 any 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 or to other part ies dealing with a client in connection with work for which the member is responsible. The member will promptly disclose to his 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 or results of his inspection work which he may be called upon to perform. The inspection work may not be used as a vehicle by the home inspector to obtain additional work in another field deliberately. The inspector will abstain from recommending or endorsing a specific company or individual for the purpose of repairs, renovations, construction or maintenance; he may however propose to his clients, a selection of companies (three or more) if requested by the client. A member shall make every effort to maintain and improve the professional integrity and reputation of the home inspection profession. He will report any relevant information concerning possible violations of this code by other members of the Association for remedial action. The member shall give credit where it belongs and will acknowledge the person or persons having accomplished the professional act in question. The member shall give credit where it belongs and will acknowledge the person or persons having accomplished the professional act in question.

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