home inspection: National Home Warranty claims to be exempt from Home Inspector Licensing - 11/16/10 03:23 PM
National Home Warranty claims to be exempt from BC's Home Inspector Licensing, according to this TV report by CBC News: Homeowners out thousands despite warranty
National Home Warranty spokesperson Kimberly Flood explained that the company's inspectors don't require licenses. "Different kinds of inspectors require different qualifications," Flood said in an email: "Inspectors who are not responsible for policing and certifying a contractor's work during construction are actually not required to have certification."
Consumer Advocacy and Support for Homeowners (CASH Society) President, Lorelei Quiding, responded, “In the name of consumer protection, surely the opinion of anyone other than a licensed home … (7 comments)

home inspection: Home Inspector certification, licensing and regulation across Canada... - 11/27/08 05:32 AM
The origins of the National Certification Program (NCP) for home inspectors in Canada stretch back to 1997 when a report was issued by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) that uncovered noteworthy inconsistencies in the skill and diligence of home inspectors across the country that still persist today. 
With the support of CMHC, Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the Construction Sector Council, a voluntary national accreditation and certification program was developed by the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) in an attempt to help ensure the competency and professionalism of home inspectors. Home inspectors who have met the … (2 comments)

home inspection: "MLA wants regulations for home inspectors" - 06/03/08 05:48 PM
Letter to the Editor:Homebuyer beware - Coquitlam NOW - Friday, June 06, 2008
Re: "MLA wants regulations for home inspectors" Friday, May 30.
The "neglect in protecting homebuyers" is widespread, and Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Diane Thorne's concern is shared by many.Home buying is fraught with risk and claims far too many victims; whether resale or presale.The home inspection is one of the many ways a homebuyer is left unprotected.The home inspection contract has as many disclaimers, exclusions and limitations as the 2-5-10 new home warranty insurance program. Often the inspectors used by the warranty providers are unqualified to give an opinion; how can … (0 comments)

home inspection: Holmes On Homes: 70,000 requests for help this year... - 03/12/08 05:20 AM
70,000 requests for help is an awful lot of letters.  It makes one wonder how many people don't even bother to fight (or report) a system that favours the building industry rather than protect consumers?
I suspect many of these requests never end up scored in the statistics collected by either the provinces, or the organizations to which the responsibility has been downloaded in some cases. The result is skewed reports fed to the media on how well the building industry is doing; NOT!
This is a very sad commentary on the state of the home building industry.  While the role of Holmes On … (15 comments)

home inspection: How will certifying home inspectors help consumers? - 02/07/08 05:01 PM
The BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is inviting you to participate in a consultation on licensing home inspectors.  The consultation provides an opportunity for British Columbians to be part of the process of developing appropriate regulations to enhance consumer protection.The move to regulate home inspectors is being met with some cynicism. "It's good," Grasty told the Straight. "The only problem is, what teeth is it going to have? You certify these people, but how qualified are they? Can consumers sue them? If a person hires a home inspector, they have to sign documents which are full of disclaimers. … (3 comments)

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