We are all aware of how pervasive the practice of a lender's intent to get a valuation, prior to the appraiser doing an inspection, has become in our industry. I am wondering, is there some FDIC or other federal regulatory law which prohibits this practice? (ie. "stop if _ value is not reached, call if _ is not possible, charge trip fee if _ does not seem possible, etc.) The only way there is going to be a stop to this is if laws are either enforced, or new laws put in place to prevent this behavior. If lenders are now required to be licensed, doesn't it seem unethical that one "professional" would ask another professional (the appraiser) to violate his/her standards? That type of behavior is certainly not acceptable between appraisers, and I suspect that it would not be acceptable to a lender ethics board either (if such a thing exists). If government officials or Congressional representatives need some proof of what we are talking about, I think it would be easy for a few justice-minded appraisers here to come up with that proof. Save those requests that you have gotten, but had to turn down because it would have been unethical for you to accept, under the lender's terms. Don't know about you, but I am sick of what is happening to good appraisers because they don't "play along" by the lender's grossly misguided and unethical behavior.