Inspectors Newsletter - January 2017

Sorry for the repeat of this newsletter, we have been advised that the REGISTER NOW Button didn't work.  This one is fixed.  Hope to see you all at the conference this year.

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2017 Conference and AGM

This is the fifth anniversary of OntarioACHI and as per prior years our annual conference will take on a different format.   This year, we have opted for a full conference model over two days, on March 1st and March 2nd.We opted for these days to ensure that we offered inspectors the best opportunity to make choices.We know that the Standing …

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Compliance in all things

A number of regulations have been implemented both within the province and federally that may affect Home Inspectors.

With regulations in Ontario imminent, we will be offering regular advice on how to ensure you maintain compliance with these pieces of legislation.

Apart from the fines and other penalties you could get from non-compliance of the regulations themselves, an offence under any of them could affect your ability to get licensed as a Home Inspector.

The first piece is the recent changes to the drone regulation exemptions.

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New Drone regulations exemptions in effect for Canada

As of December 22, 2016 and until December 31st, 2019 or whenever new regulations are enacted, ALL drone flights are subject to a change in the existing regulations.Two exemptions still exist for drones of up to 1Kg and from 1Kg to 25Kg in weight, but mandatory training requirements are now in force for pilot training and registration with Transport Canada …

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Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2016

Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2016

The Standing Committee on Social Policy intends to hold public hearings in Toronto on Tuesday, February 21, Monday, February 27, and Tuesday, February 28, 2017 with regards to Bill 59, An Act to enact a new Act with respect to home inspections and to amend various Acts with respect to financial services and consumer protection.OntarioACHI has registered to present to …

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Insurance-claims

Insurance - Another Kick at the Can

Insurance is always an emotive item of business expenditure.   While many businesses believe they are never going to do anything wrong, mistakes can happen.In a tightening financial marketplace, some individuals will also attempt to take advantage of service providers, choosing to sue at the least excuse to try to supplement their income or offset a cost.Professional Indemnity Insurance is often …

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Another service for our members

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Facebook for marketing

If you have a business and an audience on Facebook, you probably understand the importance of engaging your fan base.  But here’s a question for you – are you utilizing your social media presence to its fullest potential?The chances are you’re missing the mark by under utilising at least one tool at your disposal – Facebook polls.   You may wonder …

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Our membership - Moving forward into 2017

The middle and latter part of 2016 was probably one of the most problematic years for the Home Inspection Profession.  Many inspectors found their income cut by 50%-85% year on year.The decline in income has also taken a toll on the ability of inspectors to maintain their operations.   Over the Holiday period the volunteers at OntarioACHI diligently worked through …

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