Northwest Florida Home Inspectors’ Association
Standards of Practice for non-members of the National
Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
Each member shall at all times conduct himself/herself
in a manner beneficial to the Northwest Florida Home Inspector’s Association,
the client and the public, consistent with this Standards of Practice and
Professional Ethics. These standards are to define and clarify the purpose, condition,
limitations, exclusions and certain terms relating to the inspection. These
standards will identify those items, components and systems which are to be
included within the scope of the inspection, where applicable.
The Inspector shall, as a minimum,:
Observe and test, as appropriate, installed systems and components listed
in these standards, as applicable.
Submit a written report to the client which shall:
a. Identify the components and/or systems listed in these Standards
b. Designate as to whether or not the components and systems are
OPERABLE or INOPERABLE AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION, that is, whether
such items are PERFORMING or NOT PERFORMING IN THE MANNER THEY ARE
INTENDED TO PERFORM or IN NEED OF REPAIR.
SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS:
The inspector may exclude any part, system or component required for
which is inaccessible, which has been concealed, which is not readily
which cannot be inspected due to circumstances beyond the control of the
inspector, which require moving of furniture, personal or stored items,
floor covering, or which the client has agreed should not be inspected or
could damage or harm the item(s) being inspected.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS:
These standards apply to residential dwellings only.
The inspection is a limited visual inspection at the TIME and DATE of the
inspection and is not intended to give opinions on TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS,
or LIFE EXPECTANCY of items on the inspection.
No representation or comment is made concerning any latent defects not
Inspections performed under these standards shall not be construed as a
compliance inspection of any CODE, GOVERNMENTAL REGULATION, or ESTIMATE OF
MARKETABILITY OR VALUE or APPRAISAL.
Excluded are the conditions and operation of on-site water supplies or
wells and private waste systems.
Excluded is the evaluation of the capacity, adequacy or efficiency any
system or component.
Excluded is the determination of the presence of wood destroying
organisms & insects and conditions, past or present, of environmentally