CMRAO to build Administrative Authority for home inspectors
The Home Inspection Act, 2017 (HIA) was passed last year, but is not
yet in force. The government must develop regulations setting out many
of the details necessary for the regulation of the home inspection
sector before the HIA can come into force. Once the HIA is in force, it
will be mandatory for home inspectors and home inspection providers
(firms) to have a licence. Additionally, the government will be able to
designate a not-for-profit corporation as the administrative authority
(AA) in accordance with the HIA. The AA would then be responsible for
administering and enforcing the HIA.
The ministry has selected the Condominium Management Regulatory
Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) to build the new AA for home inspectors.
These new responsibilities should not affect CMRAO’s existing
responsibilities related to licensing condo managers and firms.
Since November 2017, CMRAO has been responsible for licensing and
regulating condo managers and condo management providers. With
this recent experience implementing a new administrative authority, the
CMRAO is well positioned to build the new AA for home inspectors.
There is a lot of work to be done before licensing of home inspectors
and home inspection providers begins. The ministry will provide a
further update when additional information is available.
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