March 21st - 2014

Home inspectors should be regulated

The Ontario home inspection industry should be regulated, according to the Ontario Real Estate Association.

The Ontario home inspection industry should be regulated, according to the Ontario Real Estate Association. Ontario REALTORS® support the provincial government’s initiative to push for regulation to enhance the home inspection industry and provide greater protection to consumers. Currently, anyone in Ontario can call himself or herself a home inspector. The Ministry of Consumer Services commissioned a review of home inspector qualifications by an independent, 16-member panel of stakeholders, including home inspectors, consumer advocates, educators, and professionals in real estate, law and insurance. A Closer Look: Qualifying Ontario’s Home Inspectors, was released in December and recommends regulation of home inspection industry. The panel made 35 recommendations in its 72-page report, after which the government invited public review and feedback to guide decision-making. For more details, visit www.orea.com and click on “About” and then on “News and Press Releases.” 

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