The Alberta Government in its wisdom has now become the second provincial authority that has decided to waste taxpayers money on licensing a few home inspectors in an effort to protect the interest of Albertans who may or may not purchase a home sometimes.
It would certainly have been more effective to go for once after the real culprits of the mess in the resale housing market. But no one seems to have the courage to scrutinize the shady tricks and methods employed by the mighty and untouchable real estate profession to sell residential real estate to the unwary public.
It is simply ridiculous to assume that the licensing of about 1000 eligible home inspectors throughout Canada will ever have an impact to protect home buyers against the schemes laid daily by about 96,000 brokers and salespeople.
It is completely ignored that consumer complaints about the self-serving and biassed services provided by the real estate profession have actually triggered the public demand for **“Third-Party Home Inspections.” Three decades after its introduction however - no one care’s to remember. Only the powerful and influential Canadian Real Estate Industry has managed again to protect its turf. Home inspectors have simply become their whipping boys, and are now being blamed for all of their wrongdoings.
RUDOLF REUSSE - Home Inspector since 1976 - Retired