Important items for YOU to know:
· A home inspection contract/agreement (reviewed and approved by the AB Government) is required to be in place BEFORE a home inspection begins. Please allow appropriate time for consumers to read, initial and sign the contract before the time of the inspection.
· Realtors should avoid paying for inspections “on behalf of” their clients to avoid the potential of being considered a conflict of interest. Realtors can purchase a home inspection in their own name.
· Every home inspection company requires a Home Inspection Business Licence
· Each home inspector requires an Alberta Home Inspector Licence
- Please be prepared to forward an email from AccuHome Inspections Inc to the listing realtor IF we are not provided the name and email address of him/her. This short email will ask both the listing realtor and the seller if there are ANY problems with the home?
(As per http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/pdf/tipsheets/Hiring_a_Home_Inspector.pdf Government of Alberta: Hiring a Home Inspector, pg 2 para 1)
AccuHome Inspections Inc is licenced and will conduct business in accordance to the new legislation.
· Alberta Home Inspection Business License (Lic# 3332407)
· Error and Omissions (limits exceed legislation requirements)
· Good standing member of BBB (exceeds legislation requirements)
· Approved to carry on business on and after September 1, 2011 (see AccuHome Introduction attached)
· AccuHome Inspections Inc. carry “Full” Home Inspector Licences (There are two types of licences being issued that will allow for a home inspector to conduct inspections: “Full licence” or “Conditional” licence)
All AccuHome inspectors have their “CMI” designation (Certified Master Inspector); Level 1 in Thermography (above legislation requirements); and have met all the criteria required to hold an Alberta “Full” Home Inspector Licence on September 1, 2011.
Licensing information for home inspection businesses and consumers can be found on the Service Alberta website:
· Home Inspection Legislation at: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=2011_075.cfm&leg_type=Regs&isbncln=9780779757633
· Home Inspection Business Licence at: http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/1776.cfm
· Home Inspector License at: http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/1773.cfm
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