Ask to see your inspectors
“A home is the single biggest investment most British Columbians make but financial risk can be the result of an incorrect or misleading report from an unqualified inspector,” said van Dongen. “Whether they’re buying their first condo or starter home, dream or retirement home, consumers need to have confidence that the person who is doing the inspection has the qualifications to make a professional assessment.”
To date, home inspector training has been voluntary. This leaves the home buyer in a situation where they do not know if their home inspector is qualified to do the job they were hired to do. Following consultations with consumers and the industry, the Province opted for licensing under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) and developed a model that will minimize paperwork and costs to help maximize compliance.