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How the pandemic is changing home inspections

April 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are buying or selling a home, they can still get it inspected despite the pandemic, but one professional notes the volume of business is down. “For close to a month, we have been working in what I

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Flood risk training for home inspectors coming in September

February 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Training home inspectors to assess properties for risk of basement flooding is the “most positive action” the industry can take to address the problem of flood-damaged homes, a conference speaker told insurance professionals Tuesday. A new course for home inspectors,

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Home inspector out $13,000 for leaky foundation advice

January 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A home inspector was successfully sued for more than $13,000 in British Columbia for not advising buyers of a leaking Chilliwack home to fix foundation cracks. In a ruling released Monday, Provincial Court of British Columbia Justice Kenneth Skilnick ruled

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Insurance provisions in Ontario home inspector licensing bill helps reduce sellers’ liability exposure: MPP

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A bill before the Ontario legislature could pave the way for regulations “prescribing the types of insurance” that home inspectors must have, and also proposes to prohibit people from performing home inspections without a licence. Bill 59 was generally well

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Ontario government to table home inspector licensing legislation

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Six months after a bill proposing to regulate home inspectors was tabled in the Ontario legislature, the provincial government said Wednesday it plans to “introduce legislation this fall that would, if passed, regulate the province’s home inspection industry.” Bill 165,