Professional Standards

Combating the waiving of Home Inspections   Recently updated !

Current Market Conditions The Real-Estate market in Ontario has seen a recent phenomenon of home being sold with multiple-bids and selling for astronomically high prices, sometimes 30% over asking.  In this frenzied buying atmosphere, buyers are waiving conditions, usually the Home Inspection and often financing clauses. This puts the buyer […]

Verbal Report not worth it

Regulation Update

Constant contact Many inspectors have been waiting patiently for news of the Regulation process, and as yet, nothing concrete has been forthcoming from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.   Some inspectors may have read the news piece by Cam Allen at the Whig (here).    In summary,  Mr. Allen […]

SFOC or Not?

Dronin’ on

As per the Transport Canada regulations in place, a Special Flight Operation Certificate (SFOC) is in MOST cases, required for commercial drone operations.  More on the “MOST” a bit later…  Already from a great number of Colleagues, we are getting feedback that applying for the required SFOC is meeting some […]

Timeline to regulation

Bill-59 has now been “Ordered for Third Reading”.  This means the Bill will return to the Assembly for what we believe will be the final debate, and then await Royal Assent.  For Government Bills the usual period of time between Third Reading and royal Assent is between 1 day and […]

Home Inspection Act, 2017

Following the passage of “Bill 59, 2016 – An Act to enact a new Act with respect to home inspections and to amend various Acts with respect to financial services and consumer protection” through the first and second reading, and through the presentations at the Standing Committee on Social Policy, […]

WSIB registered Inspector

Is your Home Inspector registered for WSIB?

A post by one of our members covers this topic.  (Original post here: As of January 1, 2013, the Ontario Government made WSIB coverage mandatory for most people in the construction industry.   It was a little known fact that under rate class G  – Construction industry) in the WSIB […]

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 […]

CSA Standards for Home Inspections

Single Common Standard In Canada it is commonly believed that the Home Inspectors operate to distinctly different Standards of Practices. Similarly across Canada, there is a move to regulate the Home Inspection profession because of the perceived unprofessional behaviour of home inspectors, led generally by media hype. Various Provincial governments […]

Code of Ethics

OntarioACHI members must subscribe to, and comply with, the associations Code of Ethics in the course of their business. The Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business code of ethics and inspection procedures. Definitions: 1. MUST. This word, or the terms “REQUIRED” or […]