Inspection items

Permits for fuses and breakers? You've go to be kidding us!!

Electrical Work in a Home   Recently updated !

When inspecting a residential property, we are often expected to report on items that are outside of the scope of the Standard of Practice, or that are just impossible to opine on.   One of these areas is in the area of the Electrical System. While the standards of practice currently […]

Electrical Safety Cover

Electrical Panel Inspections – Regulations   Recently updated !

OntarioACHI recently had a call from an inspector that was threatened with reporting to the ESA for opening an electrical panel to perform a visual inspection. We contacted the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), for comment on how, given the fact that our profession is being regulated to […]

Bait and switch selling

“Cut-price” Inspections

Background The market this year (2016) has seen some strange influences with respect to Real-Estate sales.  The combination of a widening price gap between entry-level and upgrade homes, the tightening of the lending markets and the restrictions placed upon CMHC covered mortgages has led to a reduced inventory. The combination […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Regulations

Roof Inspection problems for Home Inspectors A number of regulatory and advisory changes have occurred over recent months that have affected the Home Inspection Profession in Ontario.  CSA standards, which cover roof inspections in such a way as to leave a massive opening for liability demands that Inspectors pay even […]