BC’s Home Inspection Laws Are Changing
In March 2016, the BC government announced changes to the province’s Home Inspector Licensing Regulation. These changes will come into effect on September 1, 2016. There are some new rules for home inspectors to follow including new contract requirements and inspection report requirements. There are also some new processes for anyone wanting to become a licensed home inspector. To read more about the new requirements, please visit the Consumer Protection BC website at www.homeinspectionrightsbc.ca.
Know Who You are Hiring: Inspecting a Home Inspector
Ensure the home inspector is licensed in BC. If you are meeting with the home inspector in person, ask to see his/her license issued by Consumer Protection BC. If you are speaking with a home inspector over the phone, you can ensure that they are licensed through the Consumer Protection BC online licensee search.
Help for Consumers
Help for Home Inspectors
More information is available from Consumer Protection BC - Home Inspector Portal
Steps to becoming a home inspector in BC effective September 1, 2016 - Flow Chart