A home inspection business shall ensure that every home inspection contract is in writing and includes relevant information

Contract Requirements For Home Inspections

A home inspection business shall ensure that every home inspection contract is in writing and includes the following:

  1. the consumer’s name and address

  2. the home inspection business’s name and licence number, business address, including street address, telephone number and if applicable, fax number and e-mail address

  3. the name and licence number of the home inspector conducting the inspection

  4. the date of the contract

  5. the date on which the home inspection is to occur

  6. the date the completed home inspection report is to be provided to the consumer

  7. the address of the dwelling to be inspected

  8. if the contract does not include an inspection of any of the following features or components of the dwelling, a statement, to be initialed by the consumer, indicating that fact:

    •  roofing, flashings or chimney

    • exterior, including lot gradings, walkways, driveways, retaining walls, patios and decks

    • structure

    • electrical

    • heating

    • heat pumps and cooling

    • insulation

    • plumbing

    • interior

  9. if the contract does not include an inspection of mould or asbestos, a statement, to be initialed by the consumer, indicating that fact

  10. a statement that unless expressly stated in the contract, the contract does not include an inspection of any outbuildings or other structures not attached to the dwelling other than a garage or carport

  11. a statement that the inspection will be non-invasive unless the parties agree to specified invasive procedures

  12. if all or any part of the home inspection is to be subcontracted to another home inspection business, the name and licence number of that home inspection business and a statement, to be initialed by the consumer, indicating that fact

  13. the signatures of the consumer and home inspector with the name of each printed beside or below their signature