Code of Ethics

On June 15th 2021 the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors became signatories to the Canadian Uniform Code of Ethics for Home and Property Inspectors.

Going forward, we expect all of our members to adhere to this code of ethics in their business dealings with the public, each other and other professions related to real estate, real-estate management and real-estate maintenance.

The new code covers:

  1. Working with Clients,
  2. Professional Conduct, and
  3. Excellent Practice.

Each of these areas is subdivided into sections that cover how each of us is required to operate and behave while continuing business as a professional home inspector.

The Code is published under the Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike license,

this means you can:

  • Share the code by copying and redistributing the code in any medium or format, and
  • adapt the code by remixing, transforming, and building upon the code for any purpose, even commercially, as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. If you remix, transform or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

You can download, or link to the new standard here:  https://ontarioachi.ca/wp-content/uploads/Canadian_Uniform_Code_of_Ethics_for_HI_1_0_5.pdf.