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Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors2 weeks ago
Don't fall for this scam, it's doing the rounds again.
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
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⚠ Scam Alert: There have been recent reports of fraudulent phone calls that appear to be from the Department of Justice Canada.The Department did not place these calls. Learn more: http://ow.ly/KQ4Y50up4VfHave you received one of these calls? Report your concerns to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online or by phone. More info: http://ow.ly/1Mj950up4XO
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors3 weeks ago
We will be performing a major update of the Association web services over the next 2 weeks.

Users may find intermittent outages while we perform full backups of the servers.

Once again, Bluehost has been less than helpful. They've taken our money, moved us gradually from shared hosting to cloud hosting and then when that didn't work suckered us into getting a Virtual Private Server. The latest message is that the VPS O/S is coming to End-of-life and they suggest we move our services to....Cloud Hosting!!

It appears that Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting and VPS services from @Bluehost are all the same...crap.

This major update will be the last we do on @Bluehost and we will be moving our services over the next few months to Private Servers where we have greater control over who accesses the resources.

There will be more in our newsletter.
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors2 months ago
Today is the first day since the lock-down that we believe Home Inspectors can perform residential Home Inspections for consumers.

Just because the government has made it legal, doesn't necessarily make it safe.

The choice as to whether to or not still remains in the domain of the inspector.

Here are some tips for inspectors on how to protect yourself.

https://ontarioachi.ca/covid-19-ontario-stage-one-opening-advisory-for-home-inspectors/
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors3 months ago
We are hearing more and more stories about the "Legal Position" with respect to Home & Property Inspections in Ontario.

When it comes to Residential Home Inspections we think, the remit given to Home Inspectors and the law is very clear.

Until the "List of the essential workplaces" is altered or the regulations change, unless you are working directly for a Realtor, we believe the "legal" position is spelled out concisely.

It doesn't make sense, because a Home Inspection poses the same risk regardless of who the client is. We went through this with the WSIB, and we learned then, that a one-size-fits-all regulation doesn't, but it's still the law.

The COVID-19 regulations were made to reduce the risk of the spread of the disease. So far they seem to be working.

For those that think they have a "legal position" that allows them to work when there do not fit neatly into the regulations remember, a "legal position" is just that, a position, it's not found until tried in court

It is what it is, so be aware that if you work for consumers directly, you may be contravening regulations until proved otherwise, and the maximum penalty is $100,000. That's an awful lot of Home Inspections.

Links to the regulations:

Emergency Management and Civil Protection act:
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09
Closure Of Places Of Non-Essential Businesses: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20119
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors4 months ago
So, you are sitting at home, not inspecting. You want to do something. How about getting your website in tip-top condition for when business picks up again?

Members, get a free assessment of your website from ECSSC. Just fill in the form, sit back and wait. Your report will come directly from them, with no strings attached.

While free to members of OntarioACHI, this service is available to non-member Inspectors for $195.00 + HST.

https://ontarioachi.ca/improve-your-website/
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors4 months ago
Here's a lighthearted reaction to some pretty gross statistics. We all know that sneezing is an involuntary reaction, but have a tissue handy or use the inside bend of your elbow so you don't spray water droplets over others.
Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors
1 year ago
We Don't Know What Causes Most Deck Collapses | Professional Deck Builder | Codes and Standards, Building Codes, Safety https://t.co/kP2B8cutwh
1 year ago
Maybe if the Baby Boomers had spent more time with their millenial offspring..... https://t.co/EsD2OIMbiL
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New York Post @nypost
Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers https://t.co/BC1ALhTqZ4 https://t.co/5GsfZ8MBEj
1 year ago
I love the way earth rotates, it really makes our day! https://t.co/u0IzaZIYlS OntarioACHI photo
2 years ago
A Home Inspection is your right & protects you from purchasing a home that may have hidden costs. https://t.co/GRMOCPZ5ya
2 years ago
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/ijvynjhPiD Walk-Through Inspections - Don't do it!!