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Originally Posted By: jbowman
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http://www.oahi.com/reading/OntarioInspector-September2005.pdf


Originally Posted By: rwand1
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John,


You should know that Oahi seems to have a problem with me posting publicly assessible links to the documents pertaining to the National. For the third time now these very relevent links have been removed from Oahi forum.

It is clear to me that Oahi is being run by thugs, and rebrobates, and in particular discriminatory practices are alive and well in a self regulating body enacted by the Government of Ontario. It would appear that Oahi has much to hide from their members in regards to the National. How can any self regulating body repeatedly remove documents that the membership has everyright to read and assess? Documents that were used in the formulation of the National, that have been paid for in part by taxpayers and the members.

The National in my opinion seems to be nothing but a bunch of baloney, administered by corrupt leaders who have taken their positions beyond the realm of the by-laws and self regulation.

I would urge all and everyone who is a home inspector who is concerned about their livelihood, their rights to fair and equal treatment and join Nachi. Oahi is making it very clear they have no intention of following the rules on such basic rights as the flow of information. People do not need to hide and remove or bury fundamental information unless they have something to hide.

Now I am being accused once more of passing along Oahi information by none other than Mr. Bottoms. It seems some in Oahi enjoy privileges not granted to the rest of the membership. These repeated abuses and the aiding and abetting by the leadership can only aid Nachi in gaining acceptance and gaining more members.

The nice thing is that Oahi is its own worst enemy in getting bad PR through the actions of a few who can do as they please and those that are intimidated easily and those that seem to enjoy special privilege even though not elected by the membership.

Seeing as there are no holds barred by Oahi, everyone should therefore be kept abreast what extremes they will go to to shut down democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom from repression.

http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/N/NACHI_NOW_POSTING_OAHI_NEWSLETTER_ON_THEIR_FORUM.htm ]

Mr. Bottoms feels his disclaimer protects him, well so much for disclaimers.

Raymond Wand R.H.I. CAHPI member and NACHI member.


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Raymond Wand
Alton, ON
The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905
NACHI Member
Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)
http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: rwand1
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Reading the Inspectors Digest I came across this.


http://www.oahi.com/reading/OntarioInspector-September2005.pdf


The CAHPI and CAPHI are their mistakes as well as 2205, and addition of numbers are their mistakes not mine.

Membership Rates Increase
Membership rates (for new members and renewals) have not increased in
quite some time, and it is apparent the membership wishes to see more from their association in the way of member services and public
relations/advertising. It is for these reasons, along with an increase in
association expenses and inflation, that made it necessary to incorporate an increase in membership dues.

Effective as of July 1, 2205, OAHI membership rates are as follows:
Student $225 (plus GST)
OAHI Practicing Members
CAPHI-Ontario $250 (plus GST)
CAHPI National $150 (plus GST)
Practicing Member - TOTAL $400 (plus GST)

As you can see they still are calling it CAHPI-Ontario even though there has been no by-law change.

The totals don't add up to 160.


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Raymond Wand
Alton, ON
The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905
NACHI Member
Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)
http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: rcooke
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OAHI & phantom Jobs.


It is so unfortunate that OAHI con’s so many new students in how great they can do in the inspection industry.


Here are the figures from Aug 2004 supplied by Bill Mullen.


Aug 2004..................................Aug 2005
RHI...................211.........................217
Associates...........53........................101
Applicants...........134.......................143
Students............247........................253
Retired .RHI........26..........................23
Friends oahi.........1.............................3

I feel sorry for are those who feel they have a chance
of moving up to the next class to eventually become and RHI.
OAHI continues to dangle this carrot in front of them .
While doing this they charge high rates for the OAHI Classes and
continue to add more classes.
They regularly have a meeting for want to be inspectors and paint a very rosy picture on how much money can be made.
They never tell them How much money they will spend before they new want to be HI,
finally gives up when they discover OAHI Does not want them to succeed.
They also never tell the New person that it is the teachers and OAHI
who make huge returns from all the new people they can con into taking the courses.
It breaks my heart to see all these unfortunate souls spend up wards to $10,00:00 BEFORE THEGIVE UP .
OAHI is now telling their Members that OAHI needs more students please recruit more students for us.
RHI figures remain very constant at slightly over the 200 mark and has done so for a considerable time .
I feel they are held back on purpose so that the teachers and OAHI can continue to make more money.
Unfortunately a very large percentage of the teachers are on the Board Of Directors of OAHI and they
make much more Money from teaching then They do from Inspections.
Many of those who take the OAHI courses see their chance to move up and make a living just VAPORISE.
I feel this is very cruel to regularly do this to people who can not afford it and are many take their last bit of money to get into what they are told is an easy way to make huge returns.
OAHI has been giving very little to those many members who just do their inspection an say little .
They now are raising their rates for Members to $400:00 and for students to $225:00.

Thank you OAHI you sure Prove how GREAT NACHI is .

BE HAPPY JOIN NACHI


--
Roy Cooke Sr.

http://Royshomeinspection.com

Originally Posted By: lwillick
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Hi Roy:


I've got to agree with both you and Raymond.
Any proffered course is a method of making finacial inroads and to fatten fiscal coffers.

Regards,
larry


Originally Posted By: rwand1
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Can you say “NON PROFIT?” icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif



Raymond Wand


Alton, ON


The value of experience is not in seeing much,


but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905


NACHI Member


Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)


http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: lwillick
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Hi Raymond:


Yep. You could say profits.


Remember to promote NACHI as much as possible. We have got to get the word out there!


By the way, are you going to be able to read my court case?


Regards,


larry icon_biggrin.gif


Originally Posted By: rwand1
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Raymond Wand


Alton, ON


The value of experience is not in seeing much,


but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905


NACHI Member


Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)


http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: lwillick
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Hi Raymond:


Small claims court.


Registry - Richmond, B.C.


File No. - C20015239


Date of judgement - August 12, 2004


Judge - C.C. BAIRD ELLAN, C.J.P.C. ( Chief Judge Provicial Court )


Hope this helps


PS: how are you able to look up these cases?


Regards


larry


Note: This John McCrossan guy actually sued the wrong person. He elimianted the realtor who actually was responsible for the instigation of the cover up. He was told this out side of court, but according to him he thought he had a better chance of getting money out of a lowly insured inspector. I have had other people who have sued me over the years actually tell me that. That they were hoping to obtain money from the inspector's insurance to do the renovations of the home they had purchased. Having heard that judges were favorable to so called first time home buyers. This again is one of the reasons I took the risk and insisted that this case go to completion through court. To help protect other inspectors in the future.
Regards
larry


Originally Posted By: rwand1
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Larry


If you have insurance or advertise same you are a marked man. Anecdotal evidence suggests time and time again insurers are quick to pay out rather than fight? Why? Because of economics. People who sue home inspectors will try and collect on insurance if they know you have it. The insurance industry as it relates to home inspectors has a bad history of paying out. No one to blame but the insurers for high premiums because of their own stupidity. Been there done that.

As to finding the case you can try this link.
http://www.canlii.org/eliisa/

Regards,


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Raymond Wand
Alton, ON
The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905
NACHI Member
Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)
http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: lwillick
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Hi Raymond:


Thanks for the input and the information.

Appears like you and I think alike. I guess we are going to be kindred spirits - friends across the miles.

Best regards
larry

PS: I agree with you on the insurance issue. I hope judges will start to see things differently. ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)


Originally Posted By: rwand1
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Larry


That is likely why I can't find your case it was heard in small claims court. The link I provided only lists superior court renderings and Supreme Court of Canada rulings, Labour Relations board etc.

Cheers,


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Raymond Wand
Alton, ON
The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905
NACHI Member
Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)
http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: lwillick
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Hi Raymond:


That makes sense. The guy did not want to spend the money to go to a higher court. How ever it was a higher provicial court judge that heard the case. Most of these people go to small claims court hoping to make a buck off of the inspector.
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Regards
larry


Originally Posted By: rwand1
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Larry did you get a transcript?



Raymond Wand


Alton, ON


The value of experience is not in seeing much,


but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905


NACHI Member


Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)


http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: lwillick
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Hi Raymond:


Not sure what is meant by a transcript. Perhaps that is what I call the report issued by the judge and forwarded to me by the law office. Got that then.

Regards
larry


Originally Posted By: rwand1
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Larry


Usually you can get a copy of the court case and rendering by the court stenographer. That is what I mean by transcript.


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Raymond Wand
Alton, ON
The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905
NACHI Member
Registered Home Inspector (OAHI)
http://www.raymondwand.ca

Originally Posted By: lwillick
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Raymond:


That is probably what I’ve got.


Regards


larry