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Ontario Raising Standard on Home Inspections

For some time home inspectors standards have been a bit lax – only two provinces had rules where home inspectors had to even be licensed.


November 12th, Oakville, Ontario, Canada  

For some time home inspectors standards have been a bit lax – only two provinces had rules where home inspectors had to even be licensed. Even with your typical residential real estate you need to know what you’re getting, and when it comes to luxury homes for sale you have to be certain. Here we’re going to go over everything you need to know about the new regulations and how it’s going to affect you.

No Standards for Home Inspectors in Ontario

Well that’s putting it a little harshly, but the standards have been quite lax. Only BC and Alberta have standards as it is – and it’s become a big problem. Most Oakville residents rely on building inspectors when they buy or sell Oakville homes for sale. You can’t expect someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing to be able to give you the best information possible when there’s no education in place, no standards? With almost 80% of Canadians using their services at least once in life, it’s important that these standards are coming here.

McGuinty Wants Standards in Place

Since so many home inspectors are getting around $300 to $500 an inspection, there has to be some accountability in place. This is why you’re going to want to make sure that you’re working with someone that knows what they’re doing. Back in October McGuinty wanted to put minimum qualifications in place for home inspectors for Ontario, and it looks like they’ll be going through. Since so much rests on getting the right kind of home inspection, the new standard is going to help everyone into getting the most out of their next home (buyers and sellers alike).

Always Work with a Home Inspector

You’re going to always want to work with a home inspector when you’re buying or selling your Oakville luxury home. They’ll be able to give you a comprehensive look at what needs to be fixed in a home, what can’t be fixed and what the real value without things being fixed will be. This way you’re going to be able to make the most of your sale or purchase, but until the new standards come into effect you’re going to need to make sure that you’re working with someone licensed.

Until then, you’ll want to rely on us as your Oakville luxury realtor to know that you’re getting the one that’s best for you. You’ll be able to know that the home inspector that we can recommend has the experience and education to give you an honest estimate. Home inspections are the fastest growing field in North America and without the right one you may never know if you’re getting the right house for you.

If you’d like to know more about what luxury Oakville real estate has to offer, contact us today! We’ll be able to help you find the one that’s right for you.

The Goodale Miller Team is based in Oakville, Ontario, specializing in luxury homes for sale, is Canada’s #1 Century 21 team for 8 years running.


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