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Tampa Home Inspection ASHI Code of Ethics

ASHI Code of Ethics
As a Certified Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), I adhere to a strict code of ethics as a home inspector. The code of ethics can be viewed here: http://www.ashi.org/inspectors/ethics.asp.

ASHI members set themselves apart from others in the industry with their experience, professionalism and commitment to superior customer service.

ASHI Code of Ethics

ASHI Code of Ethics For the Home Inspection Profession

Effective on June 13, 2004

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.

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 reported 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.

American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.®
Effective on June 13, 2004
©2003 American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.®
All Rights Reserved.

Código de Ética de ASHI

Para los Profesionales de la Inspección de Viviendas

Vigente desde el 13 de junio de 2004.

La integridad, la honestidad y la objetividad son principios fundamentales reflejados en este código el cual estipula las obligaciones de conducta ética para los profesionales de inspección de viviendas. Los miembros de la ASHI han adoptado este código para establecer normas éticas elevadas que protejan al público y a nuestra profesión.

Los inspectores cumplirán este código, evitarán la asociación con cualquier empresa cuyas prácticas constituyan una violación de este código y se esforzarán por defender, mantener y mejorar la integridad, la reputación y la práctica de la profesión de inspectores de viviendas.

1. Los inspectores evitarán conflictos de intereses o actividades que comprometan, o den la impresión de comprometer, la independencia profesional, la objetividad o la integridad de la inspección.

A.

Los inspectores no realizarán inspecciones de inmuebles en los cuales tengan o esperen tener algún interés financiero personal.

B.

Los inspectores no realizarán inspecciones de inmuebles bajo condiciones eventuales según las cuales cualquier remuneración o referencia futura dependa de los resultados reportados en la inspección o de la venta de un inmueble.

C.

Los inspectores no remunerarán directa o indirectamente a los agentes de bienes raices o a otros terceros que tengan un interés financiero en el cierre de transacciones inmobiliarias para que los recomienden como inspectores o los incluyan en una lista de inspectores recomendados, proveedores preferidos o acuerdos similares.

D.

Los inspectores no recibirán remuneración por una inspección de parte de más de una persona a menos que se llegue a un acuerdo con el o los clientes.

E.

Los inspectores no aceptarán remuneración, directa o indirectamente, por recomendar contratistas, servicios o productos a sus clientes o a otras personas que tengan un interés en los inmuebles inspeccionados.

F.

Los inspectores no repararán, reemplazarán ni mejorarán, a cambio de una remuneración, sistemas o componentes estipulados por las Normas de Práctica Profesional de la ASHI, durante un año después de la inspección.

2. Los inspectores actuarán de buena fe hacia cada cliente y demás personas interesadas.

A.

Los inspectores prestarán servicios y expresarán opiniones basadas en convicciones auténticas y únicamente dentro de sus áreas de formación, capacitación o experiencia.

B.

Los inspectores actuarán con objetividad en sus informes y no exagerarán deliberadamente las condiciones reportadas ni restarán importancia a esas condiciones.

C.

Los inspectores no revelarán los resultados de la inspección o la información del cliente sin la aprobación del cliente. En la medida posible y a su discreción, los inspectores pueden revelar los peligros inmediatos observados y que afecten la seguridad de los ocupantes expuestos a tales peligros.

3. Los inspectores evitarán actividades que puedan causar daños al público, descrédito para sí mismos o reducir la confianza del público en nuestra profesión.

A.

La publicidad, comercialización y promoción de los servicios de los inspectores o sus calificaciones profesionales no deberán ser fraudulentas, falsas, engañosas o equívocas.

B.

Los inspectores reportarán las violaciones sustanciales y deliberadas de este código a la Sociedad.

Sociedad Americana de Inspectores de Viviendas, Inc. ®
Vigente desde el 13 de junio de 2004.
©2003 American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.®
All Rights Reserved.

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