There are no federal laws governing home inspectors. We are regulated only by the individual states. Since the laws vary from state to state – and some states don’t even have any home inspection regulations – how can you be sure that your inspector is qualified, experienced, and trustworthy? One way is through home inspector associations. Some of them require minimum training, educational, experience, and ethical standards – be sure to check out the individual associations to be sure what their requirements are.
As a member of the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI), you can be assured that not only am I qualified, but I also adhere to the association’s standards of practice and code of ethics. You can find more information about NAHI at their website, www.nahi.org. You can also view the online brochure on why you should choose a NAHI inspector.