B.C. home inspectors to be licensed

Saturday, January 31st, 2009


B.C. will become the first province in Canada to license home inspectors to protect buyers, Solicitor-General John van Dongen announced Friday in Vancouver. “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,” van Dongen said in a news release. “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.” Up until now, home inspection training has been voluntary, and consumers have had no way of knowing if the inspector they hired were adequately knowledgeable.

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