Home Inspectors
Canadian Standards Association seeks input on draft home inspection standards

The Ministry Responsible for Housing is sharing the following information: The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) is seeking input on their draft home inspection standards. CSA Group has worked with the home inspection industry, consumers, provinces/territories and others to develop independent draft standards for home inspections in Canada. Your feedback and comments will be accepted until December 15, 2014.

Please note that the Canadian Standards Association review is a separate initiative from the one the BC government will be undertaking. However the Province will review the final draft of the CSA standards to determine its applicability to home inspections in B.C.

To access the CSA draft home inspection standards and to provide your input, please click here (note that you will need to create a login). 

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Important news for home inspectors

Last fall, the B.C. Government asked for your participation in an online survey to get input regarding improvements to the regulatory model for Home Inspectors. Today, the Ministry Responsible for Housing has announced changes to home inspector licensing requirements. Please read their press release here for more details.

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Consumer tips about home inspections in BC

{Feb. 22, 2013}, VICTORIA, BC - Purchasing a home is a large investment for many British Columbians and it is important for consumers to familiarize themselves with all the activities related to buying a house so they can make an informed decision. Many people get a home inspection done as part of their home buying decision.

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2012 Home Inspector Fee Notice

Consumer Protection BC regulates BC home inspectors operating within BC or who offer home inspection services to BC consumers. This includes licensing home inspectors, ensuring that licensees comply with the home inspection laws in BC, and responding to complaints about the BC home inspection industry. This notice   licence fees for home inspectors effective May 1, 2012. There has been one fee increase ($100 to $150) for licensed BC home inspectors since the introduction of licensing in April, 2009. After an industry consultation in the fall of 2011, a new fee schedule was approved by the Board of Directors of Consumer Protection BC in November, 2011. With this notice, we are providing a copy of the new 2012 Fee Schedule for home inspectors that will take effect May 1, 2012.

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