Home inspection in Ontario is an unregulated industry that leaves the homeowner/buyer vulnerable to unqualified / unlicensed home inspectors.
Saturday, April 13 was a busy day with OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors) that started with the morning education sessions. There was a great presentation on the ongoing drive by OAHI to have home inspectors in Ontario licensed, so far only British Columbia and Alberta have licensing requirements for home inspectors. Until Ontario implements licensing requirements it is a buyer beware situation in Ontario; a person with no background or training in residential construction/renovation and no training in home inspection can call themselves a home inspector. This must stop, call your MPP or voice your opinion to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
The afternoon was dedicated to the OAHI AGM. This was a very productive meeting with many improvements made to the OAHI organization. One change that I would like to mention is that OAHI adopted the CAPHI (Canadian Association of Property and Home Inspectors)” Standards of Practice”. This new SOP was develop for Canadian home inspectors and will be reviewed/updated every two years.
I am proud to be a member of OAHI and CAPHI, and will continue to support their effort in making the home inspection industry better for the home owners, sellers and buyers. Please share this with your friends, and with their help we can bring a licensing program to Ontario. We need licensed home inspectors.