Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
Supports Passage of Bill 59 – Home Inspection Act, 2017
Mississauga, ON April 10, 2017 – Ensuring homebuyers are protected has always been a goal of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI).
“We support the passage of Bill 59, The Putting Consumers First Act, which includes the Home Inspection Act, 2017,” says Murray Parish, RHI, president of the OAHI, the largest association of home inspectors in Ontario.
OAHI has been representing home inspectors throughout the legislative process of Bill 59 to bring forth the concerns and interests of home inspectors and the consumers they serve.
OAHI will continue to promote the high level of education and professional standards as it has since 1994, as it waits for the Provincial government to establish ‘minimum’ standards for all Ontario home Inspectors with the new licensing.
“We reiterate that OAHI supports the establishment of common competency requirements for all home inspectors to operate in Ontario. Licensing offers a reasonable way of permitting an individual to begin offering home inspection services to the public with the assurance of that basic competency being in place,” Parish adds.
Created under Bill Pr158, An Act respecting the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors in 1994, OAHI has always regulated its more than 500 members. Inspectors must earn the designation of “Registered Home Inspector” under OAHI’s Member Qualification System (MQS) through mentorship, education, report verification, and completing— through self-apprenticeship— 200 paid home inspections totalling approximately 600 plus hours.
Through education and advocacy the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors cultivates a thriving home inspection industry based on the highest standards of professional development and ethical standards. In doing so, OAHI cultivates the ‘gold standard’ for home inspectors among consumers and the government. OAHI is the only provincially recognized body of home inspectors by The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Act, 1994. OAHI is a not-for-profit association.