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Home Inspectors Must Be Licensed

Home Inspectors Must Be Licensed In BC

As of March 31, 2009, home inspectors in British Columbia are required to be licensed by the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority.  On January 30, 2009 the governemnt announced that BC would become the first province to require home inspectors to obtain a licence to better protect buyers and to ensure that home inspectors are qualified to make professional assessments.  The new regulation request home inspectors to be a member of a recognized association.  To further strengthen professional crediblity and enhance consumer protection, the BPCPA also requires all home inspectors to carry errors and omission insurance, as well as general liablity insurance in order to obtain a licence.

Please check the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority website to find a licensed home inspector.  Ask to see the BPCPA wallet-sized licence issued to home inspectors before signing the contract for a home inspection and contact the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority with any inquiries or complaints at 1.888.564.9963

To find out more information about the new regulation or to ensure a home inspector is licensed by the BPCPA, click here.  Please stay tuned for more updates.

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