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In business, it’s a fact of life – somewhere you’ve got competition. While it may be intimidating to some, it’s the nature of the beast. You and your competitors are all trying to get a piece of the same pie. Most of the time, your friendly competition is just that—friendly. However, every now and then, …

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2018 CAHPI Conference – Stephen Greenford award nomination

  2018 CAHPI Conference Stephen Greenford Award Nomination This Award, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Greenford, is presented annually at the CAHPI Conference to an individual for their dedication and contribution to the advancement and development of the Home Inspection Profession in Canada. Please take a moment to recognise the contributions and achievements of your colleagues by nominating …

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How we can help you

We recently received a nice letter from one of our members, Canadian-Certified Home Inspector Greg Rheaume of Home Inspect Solutions Inc.  Greg operates his inspection service to support his local neighbourhood Consumers with their decision-making process of purchasing or selling a home. Like all our Professional members, Greg pushes himself to be the best he …

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Popcorn anyone?

So the Ontario House Builders Association and the Ontario Real-Estate Association seem to be going head-to-head in a battle over mandatory Energy Audits. While OREA is publishing that the Province has put the brakes on the plan (here) the Ontario House Builders Association is all for them. (here) The press doesn’t seem to know one …

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Transport-Canada UAS (Drone) proposals

The deadline to respond to Transport Canada for the proposed changes to the regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is fast approaching. Written comments should be sent to carrac@tc.gc.ca by October 13, 2017. For anyone who hasn’t yet read the proposals you can find them here: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/20…l/reg2-eng.php Here is a very high level summary of the changes. UAS systems …

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About us

A secure footing for the Home Inspection Profession in Ontario The Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI), an independent not-for-profit Ontario organisation and represents the majority of Home and Property Inspectors across Ontario (see Statistics) and serves as the voice and champion of the Home and Property Inspection profession in Ontario. In today’s economy, …

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Inspection services – inspecting the electrical panel

We have, over the last 3 months, been in discussions with staff from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the Ministry of Labour and regulators from the Electrical Safety Authority with regard to Home Inspectors opening the electrical panels to perform a visual inspection. We finally received a letter this morning putting the ESA …

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Safety tips for a safe and happy holiday season

Before you begin shoveling the snow, warm up your muscles for approximately ten minutes by doing stretches or other light exercisesWith Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza and a number of other regional festivals coming up, it’s time to focus on keeping our homes and families safe, so here’s a few tips from the Professional Home Inspector members …

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Happy Canada Day!

Did You Know? Canada’s confederation was on July 1st, 1867 and it took 22 years for it to be declared a statutory Holiday.  Strangely enough it took another 28 years, (until July 1st, 1917) 50 years AFTER confederation for it to be actively Celebrated across Canada.   Up until then most Canadians considered themselves British Subjects! …

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