Published on: February 08, 2019
Article number: 206198

Building inspection: the OACIQ calls on consumers to be cautious and reiterates the importance of overseeing this industry

In a report broadcast on February 7, the TV program J.E. highlighted the consequences of the absence of oversight of building inspection for the public.

As a regulator, the OACIQ reiterates its position in favour of stricter supervision of building inspection and calls on consumers to be cautious when choosing their inspector.

We implemented a number of mechanisms to protect the public when it comes to building inspection.Brokers, whose activities are overseen by the OACIQ, must, in particular, advise buyers to have the property they consider to buy inspected by a professional or a building inspector who meets the specific requirements of the OACIQ. 

Beyond these mechanisms, we consider that the adoption of a specific law on the oversight of building inspection would standardize the competence of building inspectors and thus better protect the public.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our information centre Info OACIQ.

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