Why have a home inspection?
Are you aware that a homeowner is not required to bring an existing dwelling up to current codes, and that a Seller may not feel compelled to disclose all conditions? However if a Seller has upgraded, for example the electric system that upgrade is supposed to comply with current electrical standards. This is just one example of many items that we inspect. We are not code enforcement inspectors and a home inspector cannot compel a homeowner to make repairs.
The process is called an inspection but really it's a process of discovery that is based on certain criteria and restrictions.
To inspect, according to our Standards of Practice, is to perform a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas, systems and components and provide information regarding the condition of observed systems and components as the condition or conditions existed at the time of the inspection. Home inspection is further defined as a process by which the inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a home and describes those systems and components in accordance with the Standards of Practice published by the American Society of Home Inspectors and SECTION 1. Chapter 3 of Title 8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated ARTICLE 6.
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Our inspection fees are not the lowest but they are competitive, and there is no charge for a free quote.
We proudly provide a copy of the ASHI Client Bill of Rights download your copy today.
When confirming an appointment we send an Inspection and Employment Agreement that describes our services, limitations and fees. For your convenience the agreement is structured for E-signature.
The following is an excerpt from the ASHI Code of Ethics:
The ASHI Code of Ethics details the core guidelines of home inspection professionalism and home inspection ethics. Covering crucial issues such as conflicts of interest, good faith and public perception, these home inspection ethics are central pillars of home inspection professionalism for the entire industry.
Integrity, honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code, which sets forth obligations of ethical conduct for the home inspection profession. The Membership of ASHI has adopted this Code to provide high ethical standards to safeguard the public and the profession.
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