New Home Inspection Regulations Take Effect

For anyone who may have forgotten, September 1st marks the first day of the new Alberta licensing requirement for resale home inspectors.  The guidelines, announced in May, include minimum levels of education and insurance as well as specific inspection criteria.

 

There have long been appeals from all sides of the issue; homebuyers, inspectors and Realtors, to introduce regulations as the property inspection industry has essentially operated without any official government guidelines.

 

“A home is the single largest investment most Albertans make. They deserve to have confidence that the person they hire to inspect a home is qualified to make a reliable assessment,” said Service Alberta Minister Heather Klimchuk, responsible for consumer protection. “Most home inspectors are professionals, but the financial consequences of a faulty or negligent inspection can be staggering for families.”

 

For more information, click on the links below to for more information about the new regulations and licensing standards and what it means for the industry and the individual homebuyer.


GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA NEWS RELEASE

 
THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF HOME & PROPERTY INSPECTORS WEBSITE
 
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