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Combating the waiving of Home Inspections

Current Market Conditions The Real-Estate market in Ontario has seen a recent phenomenon of the home being sold with multiple-bids and selling for astronomically high prices, sometimes 30% over asking.  In this frenzied buying atmosphere, buyers are waiving conditions, usually the Home Inspection and often financing clauses. This puts the buyer in a precarious position …

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Why a professional trade is not always the best person to ask

Background I recently asked to perform a Tarion 1-Year Warranty Inspection.  During the Inspection of the Kitchen, I was met by the Builders Electrician who had been called in to service the Cooker Exhaust Hood. As I was inspecting, I noticed that the island receptacle was less than 1m away from the island sink.  As is …

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Electrical Panel Inspections – Regulations

OntarioACHI recently had a call from an inspector that was threatened with reporting to the ESA for opening an electrical panel to perform a visual inspection. We contacted the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), for comment on how, given the fact that our profession is being regulated to protect consumers, then can condone …

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Are you breaking the law when performing a roof inspection?

Roof Inspections of a property have always been a topic of concern for Home Inspectors and for their clients.  Indeed it is known that a large amount of complaints about Home Inspections come from the inspection of a roof. Viewing from the ground Many Home Inspectors choose to view the roof from the ground, using …

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