Home Inspection Professional Values

It Matters

A home inspector fills a critical need for consumer protection in real estate, home ownership, maintenance and renovations. As a Professional Technologist, Robert Miller is dedicated to promoting good building practices, safe and affordable housing, and consumer protection. His commitment is to the highest standard of professional practice and promoting safe and affordable housing.

Code of Ethics

Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador

  1. Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety within the workplace;
  2. Undertake and accept responsibility for professional assignments only when qualified by training or experience;
  3. Provide an opinion on a professional subject only when it is founded upon adequate knowledge and honest conviction;
  4. Act with integrity towards clients or employers, maintain confidentiality and avoid a conflict of interest but, where such conflict arises, fully disclose the circumstances without delay to the employer or client;
  5. Uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of their work;
  6. Keep informed to maintain proficiency and competence, to advance the body of knowledge within their discipline and further opportunities for the professional development of their associates;
  7. Conduct themselves with fairness, courtesy and good faith towards clients, colleagues and others, give credit where it is due and accept, as well as give, honest and fair professional comment;
  8. Present clearly to employers and clients the possible consequences if professional decisions or judgments are overruled or disregarded;
  9. Report to the appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by other members or others; and
  10. Promote public knowledge and appreciation of applied science and engineering technology and protect the Association from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.

Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors

All members of the Canadian Association of Home and Property inspectors are required to act with integrity, honesty, objectivity and courtesy as fundamental moral principles embodied by the Code of Ethics.

Members shall comply with this Code in its entirety and shall avoid potential conflicts of interest or activities that compromise or appear to compromise professional independence, objectivity, or inspector integrity. Members shall discharge their duties with fidelity to the public, their clients and fellow-professionals and with fairness and impartiality to all. Members shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character that would place the member in a potential conflict of interest. - Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors

The full text of the Code is available on-line. In brief, inspectors must:

  • act in good faith towards all;
  • avoid activities that may harm the public, discredit themselves, or reduce public confidence in the profession or a fellow member; and
  • meet a duty to the profession and the Association.