Ethics

HOME INSPECTOR CODE OF ETHICS

  • We will discharge our duties with fidelity to the public and to our clients, with fairness and impartiality to all.
  • Opinions expressed by us will be based only on our education, experience, and honest convictions.
  • We will not disclose any information about the results of an inspection without the approval of the client for whom the inspection was performed, or the client’s representative.
  • We will not accept compensation or any other consideration from more than one interested party for the same service without the written consent of all interested parties.
  • We will not be compensated, either financially or through other services or benefits, realty agents or other parties with a financial interest in closing or  settlement of real estate transactions for the following:
  •   Referral of inspections; or
  •   Inclusion on a list of recommended inspectors or preferred providers.
  • We will not express, within the context of an inspection, an appraisal or opinion of the market value of the inspected property.
  • Before the execution of a contract to perform a home inspection, we will disclose to the client any interest we have in a business that may create a conflict of interest for the home inspector. We will not allow our interest in any business to affect the quality or results of the inspection work that the licensee may be called upon to perform.
  • We will not solicit for repairs of systems or components found defective in the course of a home inspection performed by us, except as a License General Contractor making an on-site inspection of a residential building for which we are preparing plans, designs, specifications or estimates for construction, remodeling, or repairs.
  • We will not engage in false or misleading advertising or otherwise misrepresent any matters to the public.
  • We will not inspect properties under contingent arrangements whereby any compensation or future referrals are dependent on reported findings or on the sale of a property.
  • We will not impugn the professional reputation or practice of another home inspector, nor criticize another inspector’s reports.


GENERAL CONTRACTOR CODE OF ETHICS

  • Abide by the bylaws, rules, and procedures of the NC General Contractor Licensing Board.
  • We will not disclose any information about the results of our service without the approval of the client for whom the service was performed, or the clients' representative.
  • Before the execution of a contract to perform our services, we will disclose to the client any interest we have in a business that may create a conflict of interest. 
  • We will not engage in false or misleading advertising or otherwise misrepresent any matters to the public.
  • Opinions expressed by us will be based only on our education, experience, and honest convictions.
  • We will comply with all applicable warranty laws and building codes.
  • Conduct all transactions, agreements, and dealings with customers, employees, subcontractors, suppliers, and regulatory officials in a manner that is free from fraud or deception, and comply with the requirements of the NC General Contractor Licensing Board.
  • Comply with all other applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Maintain insurance as may be required by law, including but not limited to general liability at a level that is adequate.