The Ontario government has passed legislation to regulate the home inspection industry. “This is a crucial, necessary step,” says Dan Steward, president and CEO of Toronto based Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.
A home inspector was ordered to pay almost $19,000 to a buyer, all because he reported on a significant defect verbally, rather than in writing, in a legal decision that will likely keep home inspectors up at night.
Until now, though, there hasn’t been a consistent set of minimum requirements for Canadian home inspectors to follow or for home buyers to compare services. Here’s what every Realtor needs to know about the new standards.
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