American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®) Client Bill of
As a profession, home inspectors have an ethical obligation to the public. This
obligation includes integrity, competency, honesty, confidentiality, objectivity
and an interest in public safety. Fulfilling this obligation will promote and
preserve public confidence in the profession. In recognition of this obligation,
we hereby promote and proclaim these rights for our 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
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.