Frequently Asked Questions
InterNACHI® is so certain of the integrity of our members that we back them up with our $25,000 Honor Guarantee.
InterNACHI’s "We'll Buy Your Home" Guarantee, also known as the Buy-Back Program ("Program"), is offered to home buyers of a primary residence and home sellers who hire a participating InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector® to perform their home inspection on a home in the U.S. or Canada. Under the Program, if InterNACHI® determines that the inspector missed a covered item which is something he/she should have identified and reported, InterNACHI® will buy your home back, subject to program terms and conditions.
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.
The home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions.
The home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics, and inspection procedures. InterNACHI® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business.