home inspector: 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 inspector: 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 inspector: How do I avoid buying a leaky condo? - 10/16/08 06:28 AM
One year ago the following article I wrote was published in the "pros & condos" section of Western Living Condo. Since then I have made it available to the public and other Realtors through my website and seminars. From feedback received I know it has already helped buyers so I thought it would be a good idea to blog post it.
How do I avoid buying a leaky condo?
The number of blue and green tarps sprouting on older condos grows every year. "The only way to minimize the risks is through the buyers' own due diligence," says John Grasty, a licensed … (2 comments)

 
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