National Inspection Standards for House Inspections Coming Soon
Unlike other countries, Canada lacks national home inspection standards. This may not seem important, but if you want to be able to get the best Oakville real estate for sale, you want a good home inspector that knows what they’re doing.
September 10th, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Unlike other countries, Canada lacks national home inspection standards. This may not seem important, but if you want to be able to get the best Oakville luxury real estate for sale, you want a good home inspector that knows what they’re doing. Soon Canada will have its own national inspections standards to ensure that everyone is getting a great inspection no matter where they live.
Why Are Home Inspections Important?
A home inspection prior to buying is important because buyers need to know what kind of property they’re investing in. At the moment, Canadians have to depend on independent or provincial/regional approved trade unions that regulate ethics and business practices for home inspectors. If you want to know that you’re getting a good deal you have to ensure that your inspector has Errors and Omissions insurance to cover their error.
Getting a home inspection should almost always be part of your home bid. You’ll have to cover this on your own, but it’ll help you on the road to buying Oakville homes for sale. If something bad does come up after you’ve bought the house and the inspector made an error, you’ll be able to get help covering the costs of the repairs.
Do You Need a Home Inspection?
If you’re selling your Oakville real estate, you’ll definitely want a home inspection. The buyer will usually have one of their own done, and their lender will send out an appraiser. It’s important to note that appraisers and inspectors are two different things. There are also different types of home inspectors as well; pest inspectors, energy auditors and others help people figure out if anything needs to be repaired or if there are any issues affecting the value of the home.
Before selecting an inspector, ask for a sample report. This will help you know that you’re working with someone who knows what they’re doing. You should receive full colour photos and 10 to 50 pages of information on a sample house. The inspector won’t offer to repair the house or put you in contact with someone who can (if they do it’s an ethics violation).
Once the new regulations come into effect you’ll be able to know that the person you’re working with is giving you a full and professional inspection. If you have to work with anyone before this happens, you’ll want to see a sample report, get proof of Errors and Omissions insurance and see some references. This will help you know that you’re working with the right person right away!
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