Finally we have some ‘answers’ to the “BIG THREE” . . . . er . . . . sort of. One of the founding fathers of the NCP has provided the following ‘answers’ to the questions posed.
HOW MANY HOME INSPECTORS ARE THERE IN CANADA?
“At last estimate, it was between 4,000 and 6,000.”
HOW MANY INSPECTIONS ARE COMPLETED IN CANADA / YEAR?
“At an average of 100 to 150 per inspector, that would be 400,000 to 900,000, but that immediately looks like way too many.”
HOW MANY OF THESE INSPECTIONS LEAD TO MINOR / MAJOR CLIENT COMPLAINTS?
At an average of one major complaint or law suit per 1,000 inspections, there would be 400 to 900 serious complaints per year against home inspectors.”( I won’t point out that this is an admitted .01% failure rate:D)
"estimate", “At an average”, “that would”, “there would”.
So there you have it. The entire NCP is based on unsubstantiated claims, guesses, estimates and imagination. We, Canadian Home Inspectors asked for facts and we got opinion. Shockingly, the entire programme is a sham and has had a multi-million dollar life span of over nine years.
Small wonder that it collapsed.
Small wonder that a number of applicants are out a lot of money.
Small wonder that less than 10% of Canadian Home Inspectors have bought into this shameless lie.
And these people have labeled us all as “cowboys”, “incompetents”, “unqualified”, “dangerous”, “a threat”, and more. Now it is clear that unless you jump through their hoops, attain their qualifications, perform their requirements you are worthless or worse.
There is a better way. The ALLIANCE of CANADIAN HOME INSPECTORS values all inspectors and offers them a way to apply for membership and make a commitment to improve themselves. Like plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, teachers and others, the ACHI has a ‘grandfathering programme’ that allows all inspectors to apply for membership and make a commitment to betterment, an SOP and to improving the industry.
The ACHI has been condemned for being “just like Nick” and appealing to the lowest common denominator. The ACHI is appealing to every denominator of Canadian Home Inspectors. And if comparing us to Nick is supposed to be insulting ( and in the closed private clubs we have up here parading as Home Inspection associations it does) we would like to say “thank you!”. We could, on the other hand, be compared to the self appointed ‘industry leaders’ who got us to the sorry state that the industry finds itself in today.
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