The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) promotes a** high standard of professionalism**, business ethics and inspection procedures. InterNACHI members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business.
Duty to the Public
- The InterNACHI member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and substantially follow the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.
- ***The InterNACHI member shall not engage in any practices that could be damaging to the public or bring discredit to the home inspection industry. ***
- The InterNACHI member shall be** fair,** honest, impartial, and act in good faith in dealing with the public.
- The InterNACHI member shall not** ( discriminate )** in any business activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation or handicap, and shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning discrimination.
- The InterNACHI member shall be truthful regarding his/her services and qualifications.
- The InterNACHI member shall have no undisclosed conflict of interest with the client, nor shall the InterNACHI member accept or offer any undisclosed commissions, rebates, profits or other benefit, nor shall the InterNACHI member accept or offer any disclosed or undisclosed commissions, rebates, profits or other benefit from real estate agents, brokers or any third parties having financial interest in the sale of the property, nor shall the InterNACHI member offer or provide any disclosed or undisclosed financial compensation directly or indirectly to any real estate agent, real estate broker or real estate company for referrals or for inclusion on lists of preferred and/or affiliated inspectors or inspection companies.
- The InterNACHI member shall not communicate any information about an inspection to anyone except the client without the prior written consent of the client, except where it may affect the safety of others, or violates a law or statute.
- The InterNACHI member shall always act in the interest of the client, unless doing so violates a law, statute or this Code of Ethics.
- The InterNACHI member shall use a written contract that specifies the services to be performed, limitations of services, and fees.
- The InterNACHI member shall comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where he/she conducts business.
- The InterNACHI member shall not perform or offer to perform, for an additional fee, any repairs or repair-associated services to the structure on which the member or member’s company has prepared a home inspection report for a period of 12 months. This provision shall not include services to components and/or systems which are not included in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.
Duty to Continue Education
- The InterNACHI member shall comply with InterNACHI’s current Continuing Education requirements.
- The InterNACHI member shall pass the InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Exam once every calendar year.
Duty to the Profession and InterNACHI
- The InterNACHI member shall strive to improve the home inspection industry by sharing his/her lessons **and/or **experiences for the benefit of all. This does not preclude the member from copyrighting or marketing his/her expertise to other inspectors or the public in any manner permitted by law.
So share slander?
- The InterNACHI member shall assist the InterNACHI leadership in disseminating and publicizing the benefits of InterNACHI membership. **
The green lettering covers the complaint the best.
- The InterNACHI member shall not engage in any act or practice that could be deemed damaging, seditious or destructive to InterNACHI, fellow InterNACHI members, InterNACHI employees, leadership or directors. Member(s) accused of acting or deemed in violation of such rules shall be reviewed by the Ethics committee for possible sanctions and/or expulsion from InterNACHI.
I am making a formal complaint.
I will not turn my cheek.
I have apologized to all for my selfish behavior when I arrived with a chip on my shoulder. Several times and to each member. I was wrong.
The InterNACHI member shall abide by InterNACHI’s current membership requirements.
The InterNACHI member shall abide by InterNACHI’s current message board rules.
section 3 of the InterNACHI Standards of Practice pretty much covers how an INACHI member must act on and off the Message Board.
SORRY FOR THE SPELLING ERRORS AND LONG POSTS.
If that is what you hold against me, than I feel sorry for your lack of understanding, COMPASSION, AND SHORT SIGHTED ATTITUDE…
Educating oneself takes time.
Sorry for trying to better ONESELF, carry my head high, and promote InterNACHI.
Maybe everyone should read the Standards of Practice once again.
**After that start practicing what you read.
This may formalize certain individuals with the appropriate actions one must ***maintain ***on the message board and in public eye and in there business practice.
All I was trying to point out is that ***slander and accusations ***may be damaging to an indavidual.
Damaging in so many ways that only individuals as myself for example or others that have gone through thew terrible experience of fighting for your honor have to go through because a person decides to slander someones good name.
Dam some of the smartest Home Inspectors here are the weakest moral InterNACHI association members I have ever witnessed.
That is way there are laws Stephen, Michel,*** Linas*** and any other
INACHI member that thinks I should shrug this off.
Your convictions to your SOP and to INACHI is less then commendable. Think about it before you reply.
THAN READ A TRUE STORY.
**I was falsely accused of tax evasion, no licensing and drug use. **
Accused of false deeds when working beside OUR Quebec Premier HOME for an outstanding influential member of a prominent bureau in Montreal.
I beat all the competitions bids.
An architect, contractor and lawyer where called in during my work to see if these allegations where true.
It was the start to an never ending battle for my honor.
The client spent 20 thousand plus thousand for no reason. Using deceitful and under knowledge short sighted contractors.
Little side line to my proficiency. Sorry but needed in my opinion.
There conclusion to my 4 hour estimation ( free ) and with pictures as proof.
Totally valid fairly priced contract and that he was lucky to have an honest tradesman.
Doing photos estimations for 10 years now. They came during phases of the contract to witness the job.
Not the first time. I always passed as they passed comments to me. Where did you learn how to work so many trades efficiently. You over build.**
That is why I am here. To help the the population of Montreal educate themselves. To aid those in need.
I paid dearly after. He steeped up his attack and the government went along for the ride.
I lost tens upon tens of thousands. and Lost productivity that year and it ended in October with 3 weeks of season left to make money to pass the winter by.
Remember legally paid employees, 2 men that had to sustain a living could have been possibly laid of. I sent them to work with a competitor.
So now tell me about ***slanderous accusations ***and hearsay again.
I doubt this swayed many minds here.
READ YOUR SOP. Then practice it.:twisted: