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The Problem with
Home Inspection Standards

Home buyers in British Columbia may need and expect thorough house inspections and comprehensive and carefully worded Inspection Reports . . . but chances are they will get neither.

The inspectors should have a thorough knowledge of building standards, building science and a knowledge of problems and causes but a lot don't.

Obstacles to achieving a higher level of reliability appear to be:

The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (BCPCA) that licenses inspectors has accepted standards that, in some cases:

How is that suppose to protect the consumer?

Sometimes you don't get what you think you are paying for.