About ASHI Government Affairs
The home inspection industry is always evolving as more states requiring licensing, home science is ever-expanding and homebuyers are becoming increasingly interested in making sound investments in their homes. To remain at the forefront of the developments across the industry, it is important that ASHI constantly and consistently informs policymakers about the importance of home inspection acting in the best interest of the American public.
ASHI Government Affairs (AGA)
By creating the ASHI Government Affairs (AGA) division, ASHI ensures that policy makers and legislative bodies hear the voices of home inspector for all home inspectors on Capitol Hill. ASHI's advocacy is a service that individual ASHI Members cannot provide for themselves. The goal of ASHI's efforts is to ensure that the future of the industry is protected. While ASHI is working for everyone's best interests in Washington, D.C., its members can focus on what they do best — performing high-quality home inspections and operating their businesses.
In the early stages of establishing the home inspection profession, legislation was proposed to by various parties attempting to shape the profession and its development. The governance that was suggested covered everything from directing how home inspectors should act, the scope of an inspection, and what they are liable for during and after a home inspection. Further, there was discussion about whether home inspectors should be governed by appraisers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers or the construction industry. In response to all mounting political landscape, ASHI created the AGA to explain to lawmakers that the purpose of home inspection was to protect homebuyers during the home buying process. Home inspectors' voices were heard and ultimately they were allowed to remain independent and autonomous.