The CSA standard as written is awful–it reads like someone who wanted to include EVERYTHING and then let the industry re-write it for them, then charge same industry money for the privelage of using the standard that they themselves wrote–this whole process stinks of overbearing red tape.
I can’t wrap my head around why this step is being done other than to generate revenue for one department and eventually the sitting government in terms of “licencing” fees.
Any HI law, rule, or regulation is minimal, standard, and basic. It is a starting point only. So, after these laws go into effect, if they do, every HI will be doing basic, standard, minimal inspections and reports, all allowed by law. There will be no difference in home inspectors or their reports, and all will be the same, and charge low, cheap fees.
Why would a home buyer hire a CMI or a veteran, experienced licensed home inspector for $500, when a state licensed HI can do it for $200?
This is what your special interests want, so the home buyers will not be alarmed, so POS homes will sell.
The home buyers get shafted.
Yes, we have a roof. Done. Yes, the electrical panel is in place. Checked. There are glass windows. The lights work. I saw the chimney; it is then examined. Take about an hour. Done.