.01 Responsibilities to the Public.

A home inspector shall:

A. Act as an impartial third party;

B. Discharge the home inspector's duties:

(1) With integrity and fidelity to the public;

(2) With fairness and objectivity to all parties; and

(3) Without bias to any party;

C. Always act in good faith towards a client;

D. Express an opinion only if it is based on practical experience and personal knowledge;

E. Promptly inform a client of any business association, interest, or circumstance that may influence the home inspector's judgment or the quality of the home inspector's inspection service to the client; and

F. Make every effort to uphold, maintain, and improve the professional practice, integrity, and reputation of the home inspection industry.