Action needed in NY

The Department of State has released draft versions of the home inspection Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics documents for initial review and comment by our industry.
**THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN FATAL FLAWS THAT WOULD HAVE A DRASTIC IMPACT ON OUR PROFESSION AND YOUR LIVELIHOOD IF ADOPTED AS WRITTEN. **These draft regulations would place strict limits on the amount of information an inspector could legally give his/her client and would give the impression to the general public that hiring a PE is the only way to have a home’s systems evaluated in a meaningful way.

I urge all home inspectors to review these documents and then to contact the Department of State and the Home Inspector Advisory Council with their comments. The dead line for comments is July 2, 2007.

The documents can be viewed at the following links:

Code of Ethics](

Standards of Practice](

Comments should be directed to Whitney Clark, Council for the Department. Her address is on the documents at the links above. Please also copy your comments to the members of the Home Inspector Advisory Council. Their addresses can be found at the following link:
Home Inspector Advisory Council Members](

Of course, NYSAHI is also working on a detailed response. But your input is vital at this time.

Next DOS Meeting:…

All home inspectors are encouraged to attend. There is a public comment session at each meeting.
New York State Home Inspection Council
Alfred E. Smith State Office Bldg., 80 South Swan Street, 10th Floor Exam/Conference Room, Albany
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
10:30 a.m.
Carol Fansler, (518) 486-3857
None available at this time.


NACHI is working with NYSAHI, ASHI, and NAHI on crafting an alternate version of the docs in question.