Thinking of buying or selling a home? It pays to be informed.
Your home is one of your biggest investments. Whether you’re buying or selling, a high-quality home inspection provides the valuable information you need to make sound decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
That’s where we come in. Our home inspection service is exceptionally thorough and informative. That’s because we take our time with every home inspection and use specialized tools for optimum results. We invite our clients to accompany us and ask questions. It’s like getting a course in home ownership! And finally, we provide a detailed and easy-to-understand inspection report complete with tips and recommendations.
When it comes to your home, having the right information at your fingertips can mean a world of difference. Let us help you make informed decisions about one of the most significant investments of your life.
There are no certification or licensing requirements for Home Inspection in Ontario. It is currently in legislation and has been in limbo for years. In Canada, there are two Associations that self-govern Home Inspectors. I am a member of both, CAPHI (Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors) and OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors) where I have a code of ethics and a Standard of Practice that I must adhere to. I have two designations with CAPHI, NCH and RHI. In order to achieve these designations, qualifications include passing the National exam, completion of mentoring with peer evaluation and continuing education. Members from across Canada are recognized professionals earning the highest industry designations: National Certificate Holder(NCH) and Registered Home Inspector(RHI).
Look on industry association websites for qualified inspectors in your area.
Canadian association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) www.cahpi.ca
Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) www.oahi.com
These websites will list proffessional inspectors: -that have successfully passed the proper formal training
- that complete ongoing education
- that have the appropriate insurance coverage
- that have participated in Peer Review and testing
- that follow a Code of Ethics and a Standard of Practice
You can also look at reviews on Google and company websites. My website is www.rrhomeinspections613.com
Home inspection costs vary depending on size, location etc., of the house. The average price would be in the $400.00 to $500.00 range, plus HST. There are extra fees for multi-residence structures, ie: duplex, triplex.
Once the inspection has been completed, I will make a customized report with my report generating software and email you a copy. This can be stored on your device or saved on your computer to reference at any time.
Of course this means you have signed the contract and have made final payment beforehand.
Most contractors specialize in one area. For example, if Bob builds houses he probably doesn't do the plumbing, heating/air conditioning, electrical or the roofing. He may be very knowledgable in his own field but a house has many difficult systems and it is hard to be knowledgeable in them all. We are generalists who know about all of these systems, but we are not experts. We can report on the deficiencies of these systems and then your uncle Bob is the guy we refer you to if a specialist is required to look at the trusses, for example, because we have identified a serious problem.
Relocating can be stressful. You don't have any local contacts to take care of your needs. If you are in the Canadian Armed Forces or the RCMP, I am a registered Third Party Provider with BGRS to do your Home Inspection at the agreed-upon price. I can also assist you with other professionals you may need to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Before and after your move.