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Home inspectors form advocacy group

A group of home inspection associations and companies has formed a new advocacy organization called Canadian Home Inspectors for Consumers. The group will conduct consumer education initiative intended to illustrate the importance of home inspections when buying or selling a residence. According to the organization, the current lack of transparency in the purchasing process “creates an unfair and unacceptable situation for Canadians.”

Participating organizations include the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors, the Alberta Professional Home Inspectors Society, the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, Carson Dunlop, A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors and Mike Holmes Inspections.

“Even items like collectible sneakers and artwork are authenticated before resale, so how is it possible that Canadians are privy to more protection for these items than when buying a resale home?” said Rick Mayuk, regional owner of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections. “Homebuyers are being denied the basic due diligence afforded by a professional home inspection.”

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