NIA Code of Ethics
All Certified Senior Appraisers with the National
Institute of Appraisers (NIA) are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics
and are completely free of conflicts of interest. This is critical for
your protection and ensures accurate evaluations.
- Be a principal or an employee of an auction house or art gallery
- Charge fees based on a percentage of the appraised value
- Charge fees based on an hourly rate
- Offer to buy or sell your property
- Have any other hidden interests
- Release client or appraisal information to any 3rd party
without prior consent of the client
- Assist you in locating Restorers or Conservators
- Provide transportation and storage advice
- Support the ongoing curating of large private, corporate or
- Provide personnel for educational lectures and seminars
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