members of the International Association of
Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
we here at Vanguard Home Inspection promote
a high standard of professionalism, business ethics
and inspection procedures.
We have also
taken, and passed with a 100% Score, InterNACHI's
'Ethics Obstacle Course' program. Protecting YOUR
best interests is Job #1 for us.
We here at
Vanguard Home Inspection of Greater Knoxville
subscribe to the following iNACHI Code of Ethics in
the course of our business:
I. Duty to
InterNACHI member shall abide by the Code of Ethics
and substantially follow the InterNACHI Standards
InterNACHI member shall not engage in any practices
that could be damaging to the public or bring
discredit to the home inspection industry.
InterNACHI member shall be fair, honest, impartial,
and act in good faith in dealing with 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
InterNACHI member shall be truthful regarding
his/her services and qualifications.
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.
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.
InterNACHI member shall always act in the interest
of the client, unless doing so violates a law,
statute or this Code of Ethics.
InterNACHI member shall use a written contract that
specifies the services to be performed, limitations
of services, and fees.
InterNACHI member shall comply with all government
rules and licensing requirements of the
jurisdiction where he/she conducts business.
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.
to Continue Education
InterNACHI member shall comply with InterNACHI's
current Continuing Education requirements.
InterNACHI member shall pass the InterNACHI's
Online Inspector Exam once every calendar
to the Profession and InterNACHI
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.
InterNACHI member shall assist the InterNACHI
leadership in disseminating and publicizing the
benefits of InterNACHI membership.
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.
InterNACHI member shall abide by InterNACHI's
current membership requirements.
InterNACHI member shall abide by InterNACHI's
current message board rules.
other associations are welcome to join InterNACHI
but a requirement of membership is that InterNACHI
must be given equal or greater prominence in your
marketing (brochures and websites) as other
associations you belong to.
when you hire us here at Vanguard Home Inspection
we not only follow the Code of Ethics of one of the
most strict organizations in the Inspection
Industry, but we strive to exceed The Code AND Your
Expectations as well.
We are always
adding more tools and services to serve you better.
If you need something and don't see it listed here
online please don't hesitate to contact
forward to serving your inspection needs.
Vanguard Home Inspection