ASHI Georgia Client Bill of Rights
A CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS
ASHI Georgia - announces the American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®) Client Bill of Rights.
Home inspection client's who hire ASHI® Members can now rest assured ASHI® home inspectors know they have an ethical obligation to the public.
This obligation includes integrity, competency, honesty, confidentiality, objectivity and an interest in public safety. Fulfilling this obligation to home inspection clients will promote and preserve public confidence in the profession. In recognition of this obligation, we hereby promote and proclaim these rights for our home inspection clients.
I. To be assured the inspector is objective in his or her reporting and will not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions.
II. To be assured the inspector's opinion is based on genuine conviction within the scope of his or her education and experience.
III. To be assured the inspector stays current with the industry's body of knowledge through continuing education.
IV. To be assured the inspector will not disclose inspection results or client information without client approval.
V. To be assured the inspector has not accepted any form of compensation for recommending contractors, services or products.
VI. To be assured the inspector will not offer to repair or replace for compensation any component covered by the ASHI Standards of Practice for one year after the inspection.
VII. 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.
VIII. To be assured the home inspector has no financial interest in the transaction.
IX. To be assured the inspector is not receiving compensation for the inspection from any other party.
X. To be assured the inspector did not compensate the real estate agent or other party for the referral to the client.
ASHI Georgia considers the above Rights as the absolute minimum an encourage our members to go several steps above by being one of our Georgia inspectors who have agreed NOT to:
Actively solicit real estate agents with the intent of obtaining inspection referrals.
Give "sales" presentations to real estate agents about our inspection services.
Reward or compensate agents for referring clients.
Produce any marketing material designed for or aimed at agents.
Allow agents to influence how we convey inspection findings to clients.
The American Society of Home Inspectors,® Inc., 932 Lee Street, Suite 101, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016 is the nations oldest and considered by many to be most respected home inspector organization in the US.