province is working to introduce minimum qualifications for registered home
inspectors as part of a broader consumer protection initiative.
Ontario will consult with home inspector associations, consumers,
representatives from the real estate sector and other industry stakeholders on
mandatory minimum qualifications for home inspectors.
the standards for home inspectors will help all home buyers as well as those
selling their houses by creating a more level playing field where greater
transparency helps inform one of the most important purchases of an
individual's life,” said David Orazietti, the MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, in a
anyone can offer home inspection services in Ontario, but only registered
members of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors can call themselves a
registered home inspector.
province will work with industry partners to explore minimum qualifications
that would aim to increase transparency of the profession; ensure a minimum
standard of training; improve consistency in home inspections; and enhance
The cost of
a home inspection in Ontario ranges from $350 to $600. An inspection will
typically report on the condition of the roof, structure, foundation, drainage,
heating, cooling, plumbing, insulation, walls, doors and electrical system.