BC Home Inspections...

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Real Estate Sales Representative with for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.

Home owners and buyers seeking the services of a home inspector are reminded to ask before signing a home inspection contract to see the Consumer Protection BC wallet-sized licence issued to home inspectors.

Effective March 31, 2009, British Columbia became the first province in Canada, through the Home Inspector Licensing Regulation, requiring the licensing of all those individuals who assess the condition of a residential dwelling or property to have a licence to practice in BC. This includes warranty insurance provider company inspectors.

Home Inspectors that meet the requirements of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia, the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (BC), or the National Certification Program for Home and Property Inspectors, may qualify for a licence.  ASTTBC certifies house & property inspectors who, once registered, become members of the BC Institute of Property Inspectors (BCIPI).

The regulation requires all home inspectors to be a member of one of these recognized associations. If the home inspector you want to use is not a member of one of the above associations, you should contact Consumer Protection BC's Inquiry Department.

Ensure the home inspector is licensed in BC, here: Home Inspectors Search.

Consumer Protection BC (formerly known as BPCPA) is now responsible for the licensing of home inspectors. Working in partnership with home inspector associations, Consumer Protection BC role is to ensure that a home buyer's interests are protected and that recognized accrediting bodies are providing a code of ethics for their members and a complaint resolution process for consumers.

In order to obtain a licence, Consumer Protection BC also requires all home inspectors to carry errors omission insurance in addition to general liability insurance.

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John in Port Moody

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Charlie Arthur, CCIM
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What a great blog, I really enjoyed reading it.  If you are ever in need of a real estate professional in Port Townsend, WA please give me a call.

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Since your name doesn't show in your comment I hope you don't mind me mentioning it Charlie.

Your comment is very kind Charlie, as is your offer for any potential referrals to Port Townsend to which I'd like to reciprocate.

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