After a horrible experience which lead to this family of 5 with a disabled child living in a camper, my wife and I did what we could to help. My wife was there on behalf of our family, and I was there on behalf of the GOOD, ETHICAL & CARING Ontario Home Inspectors to show that one bad apple doesn’t have to spoil the barrel. There are GOOD inspectors, but just as any industry, there is the good, bad and the ugly. This AmeriSpec inspector was the ugly. This woman paid $500 for a 1 hour blind inspection. She paid the realtor the money, who then gave the inspector $400. The bill stated (Realtor Fee). She showed me the bill from the inspector.The average price for the house would have been around the $300 range (average for the size of the home for our city). Worst of all…she never got her report. When asked for it later, AmeriSpec refused to contact her.
Once again, a great example of why franchises don’t work and why licensing doesn’t work. A franchise owner can wave “30 years” experience under the AmeriSpec title on his first day, just a a newly licensed inspector can (as Nick said) wave the same qualifications as an experienced inspector without ever completing his first home inspection.
Both examples show the inspector pulling the wool over the governments eyes.
My quotes were obvioulsy not exact. But in my opinion this place was built by a moron. Then, it’s 3rd and 4th level were finished by his blind step-son. (or at least thats how I saw it) I helped build luxury homes with the best company I have ever seen. The homes being built in this city by untracable Toronto contractors is out of control.