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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