The Ontario Government has passed the Home Inspection ACT 2017, which introduces minimum standards for home inspection contracts, Home Inspection reports, disclosures and the performance of home inspectors. This new legislation will now require professionals to be licensed and insured before conducting Home Inspection.
Moreover, written contracts must be signed with the owners of the inspected properties and written reports delivered after Inspection. Industry players have praised the enactment of the bill.
Canadian Association if Home and Property Inspectors President Graham Clarke noted that the legislation will hopefully pave the way for a greater emphasis on Inspection as a vital part of the Home purchase process.