One of the most important purchases that you will make in your life time is the purchase of a home. This process involves many specialists, one of which is a home/property inspector.
The home inspection profession is an unregulated industry, except in British Columbia and Alberta, making your choice of a home & property inspector more difficult. Fortunately, CAHPI the only national home & property inspection organization has highly qualified inspectors. CAHPI home & property inspectors that have met the requirements of the provincial/regional associations are allowed to use the term "Registered Home Inspector" or "RHI". The registered designation identifies members of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors.
Choosing a CAHPI inspector means choosing someone you can trust to objectively, independently and apart from anyone's interests, other than your own, provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the home and property's major systems and components.
CAHPI members know their business. They are trained to objectively demonstrate technical proficiency and report writing skills and have committed to continuing education in order to achieve and maintain their member status.
Members are committed to conducting inspections in accordance with the CAHPI Standards of Practice; committed to abiding by the CAHPI Code of Ethics and are dedicated to providing superior customer service.
Homebuyers are not the only people who hire CAHPI inspectors. Home sellers also use CAHPI inspectors to gain knowledge of the condition of their home before placing it on the market. Smart home sellers know that knowledge about their home's condition makes the selling process more palatable.
Homebuyers, home sellers, homeowners, or anyone who wants to make an informed decision about a house or property based on objective information deserves a professional CAHPI home inspection.
The seven (7) provincial/regional organizations are self-regulating professional bodies of home inspectors. Our members are finding that the professionalism of a home inspector is enhanced through education and sharing of information via publications, meetings, educational seminars and conferences. Affiliation and receiving their designation from a professional organization is the best evidence of an inspector's competence, credibility and professionalism.