Putting Consumers first!
Finally, we have an Act of Parliament that is supposed to be for the Consumers and their protection.
The intention of this long-awaited Act is putting consumers first!
Ontarioachi ( ontarioachi.ca) has been fighting to get licensing for Home Inspection since 2012 and now it appears to be coming to fruition.
What this means for a Realtor and buyers/sellers is that ALL Home Inspectors will have to be licensed to work in Ontario.
Designations/affiliations are Home Inspectors personal choice and are not representative of licensing, so don’t be fooled. Only a Licensed Home Inspector will be allowed to perform Home Inspections.
Make sure whomever you choose is in fact licensed as there is a hefty fine imposed for not being licensed.
The inspection itself would not legally be valid. The whole idea for a Home Inspection is to help find the items in the home which are readily accessible.