More protection is on the way for homebuyers in Calgary and across the province as the Alberta Government has passed new rules requiring resale home inspectors to be licensed by the province.
There have long been appeals from all sides of the issue to introduce regulations as the property inspection industry has essentially operated without any official government guidelines. The new rules will encompass resale inspections only and will cover, among other items, minimum inspection criteria and education requirements.
The new rules, which come into effect this September, should be widely accepted and welcomed as the they stand to benefit all parties involved; homebuyers, inspectors and Realtors. Inspection services and companies that do quality work will now be recognized for their diligence and the risk of a fly-by-night outfit, completing shoddy work or offering unqualified inspectors, tarnishing the industry’s image will be greatly reduced.