The article reads. “Lack of home inspector regulations leaves buyers on the hook.”
The article starts with; Alyssa Hanson thought she had done her due diligence on the home inspection front.
IMO, Asking the right questions and getting the right answers would go along way in helping “home purchasers” shopping for the right home inspector.
This article is misleading;
Hanson says at least six contractors have come by to survey the damage.
“Every single one of them said, ‘How did your house inspector not catch the fact that there is water in the basement?’” Hanson recalled in an interview…
I wonder if any of those contractor would like there work inspected? Remember as well, they are looking for work.
Appears the Mike Holmes’s syndrome has taken affect.
The end of the articular is particularly bias.
Last month the CSA Group, a Canadian not-for-profit standards organization, published Canada’s first national standard on how home inspections should be conducted.
Ontario, Alberta and B.C. all helped fund the creation of the standard.
The three provinces say they are currently in the process of reviewing the document and deciding whether or not to incorporate it into their regulations.
Organizations create the certifying process. They enact the standards and ethics members should follow. That is the legal jest of complaints.
Due diligence are reasonable steps taken by a person in order to satisfy a legal requirement, especially in buying or selling something.
I am sure asking if they carried errors and omission would satisfy the omissions legal inquiry.
A comprehensive check list of questions to ask the home inspector would better define what a home purchaser should look for when hiring a home inspector.
I feel home consumers will get little useful information from this.