New residential building inspection standard
New residential building inspection standard On July 26, 2022, the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) published the draft standard BNQ 3009-500: “Residential building – Inspection practices in a real estate transaction context” following the... 1 Regulation respecting the regulation of residential building inspections
Building inspection: the OACIQ calls on consumers to be cautious and reiterates the importance of overseeing this industry
Building inspection: the OACIQ calls on consumers to be cautious and reiterates the importance of overseeing this industry In a 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
Bill 16: The OACIQ supports the efforts to regulate building inspection and divided co-ownership
Québec (OACIQ) supports the government’s desire to better regulate building inspection and divided co-ownership.... Building inspection: A step in the right direction The supervision of building inspection has become a necessity.... The regulatory guidelines for this sector must be further examined to win consumers’ trust in building inspection.
Bill 16: The OACIQ proposes to oversee co-ownership and set out guidelines for building inspection
inspection.... Building inspection: A first step to pursue We are very pleased to see that the bill provides for the supervision of building inspectors... The OACIQ has proactively implemented a mechanism for accrediting building
The OACIQ puts its expertise behind Bill 401 regulating divided co-ownership and building inspection
the introduction of Bill 401, and more specifically the measures proposed to regulate building inspection and co-ownership, which we have been advocating...inspectors for several years now in order to ensure a minimum of standards in this profession "The oversight of co-ownership and building inspection...inspections.
New OACIQ promise to purchase forms in effect as of June 22, 2021
Only a proper inspection carried out by an inspector or professional can uncover any apparent defects in the building....have the skills of a building inspector.... performs inspections according to recognized building inspection standards submits a written report to the party that requested the inspection
An inspection protects you
by a professional or a recognized building inspector, who must meet certain requirements: Have professional liability insurance against...faults, errors or omissions in order to compensate you should any of these occur in the course of the building inspection.... The primary purpose of this inspection is to examine the building's systems and components to detect work to be completed, apparent defects
Inspection: An equally essential step for homes still under warranty
that the risks are lower because the building is "still under warranty.”... Why a new inspection?... It is in your client's best interest to conduct a new inspection with a building professional to identify possible new non-conformities that
Have your fireplaces, stoves and chimneys inspected!
Have your fireplaces, stoves and chimneys inspected!... Your broker will also point out that a future buyer could make a promise to purchase conditional upon the inspection of the building, especially...He will also advise you to enlist the services of a building inspector with specific qualifications or a professional who is qualified in this field.
Duty to advise
to carry out building inspections, such as an architect, engineer or building technologist....Recognized building inspection standards The professional or building inspector must perform inspections according...to recognized building inspection standards.
The OACIQ reacts to a report about the relationship between building inspectors and some real estate brokers
">Building inspection must be quickly overseen by a competent authority....inspection as stipulated in Bill 16, currently under study at the National Assembly....inspection, and co-ownership property management for some provinces.
Shedding light on hidden defects
The broker must also recommend to the buyer to have a professional or a building inspector carry out a full pre-purchase inspection of the immovable: he...can in fact provide you with a list of contacts and even recommend, in some cases, a further inspection....Consulting the building inspector who inspected your property before the purchase can also be useful.
Buyers and sellers must fully understand the importance of their rights and the consequences of a hasty purchase
Three major tools to understand Inspection: The OACIQ points out that a pre-purchase inspection will allow us to...learn more about the condition of the desired building and to identify any problems affecting the building or any necessary repairs to be performed....Under the Real Estate Brokerage Act, a broker must recommend that you have the property thoroughly inspected by a professional or a building inspector
The advantage of being part of a professional network
broker must recommend that you have the property inspected by a professional or a building inspector who: is covered by civil liability...insurance (error and omissions); uses a recognized inspection service agreement; performs his inspections according to recognized...building inspection standards; will present you with a detailed written report.
Your broker’s network: valuable resources for your real estate transaction
BUILDING INSPECTOR If you are planning to present a promise to purchase, your real estate broker will recommend that you have the...property inspected by a building inspector who: has professional civil liability insurance (errors and omissions); uses a...recognized inspection service agreement; conducts his inspections in accordance with accepted standards of practice; provides you
Pot grow-ops: clues not to be overlooked
He must also recommend to the buyer to have an inspection and further air and mould testing done.... Clues related to the immovable A visual inspection of the immovable, done by a qualified building inspector, could reveal a number...inspected by a building inspector or does not seem to care about the size of the rooms or other features, but does care about the electricity, the size
The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Sonia Carier’s licence for 90 days
while it was indicated in the brokerage contract that the building was used to grow cannabis....When reselling the same building, she failed to ensure that the fact that the building was used to grow cannabis is indicated in the Declarations by...inspection, and co-ownership property management for some provinces.
An OACIQ symposium to better meet your needs
Representatives from brokerage, inspection, management and legal fields, as well as consumers will be invited to discuss current issues with...estate market outlook The evolution of co-ownership Revision of the Real Estate Brokerage Act The future of building...inspections Best real estate oversight practices in Canada All real estate players will come together to reflect on the advancement
High-risk areas for pyrite: Broker responsibilities
licence holders of the importance of dealing with recognized laboratories that apply the methodology laying down the measures to be observed when visually inspecting...He is neither a building inspector nor a soil analysis specialist.... A building inspection alone is not enough to detect with certainty problems that result from pyrite.
Bill 16: The OACIQ pleased with measures for the protection of the public
COMMUNIQUÉ POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Encadrement des inspections en bâtiment et de la copropriété divise... Inspection en bâtiment L’OACIQ souligne également l’octroi de nouveaux pouvoirs réglementaires à la Régie du bâtiment du Québec
Waiving or neglecting some important elements, such as building inspection, legal warranty, or certificate of location to speed up the process can have...inspection: an essential step Whether a property is new or used, inspection is a must....by a professional or a recognized building inspector, who must meet certain requirements.
The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Ludmilla Bulavinzeva’s licence for 45 days and ordered her to pay a fine of $4,000
She was also fined $4,000 by the Committee for notably allowing that the existence of previous inspection reports and foundation stabilization work not...blank">Real Estate Regulators of Canada (RERC), an organization that brings together all Canadian regulators in the area of real estate brokerage, building...inspection, and co-ownership property management for some provinces.
="_blank">associations of building inspectors who have undertaken to follow pre-established criteria....He may provide you with a list of inspectors or professionals (e.g. architect, building technologist or structural engineer) who meet the following requirements...according to recognized building inspection standards;
Existing inspection report: What is the proper procedure for the real estate broker?
Providing a copy of the inspection report Although the broker is not obligated to give the inspection report to the potential buyer... Always recommend an inspection to the buyer Disclosing to a buyer the unfavourable factors contained in an inspection report does...a building professional or inspector.
Booming housing market: Over 14,000 brokers trained by the OACIQ to better protect the public
housing market is the result of several factors, including low interest rates, a property inventory that is lower than the demand, the exploding cost of building...issues New promise to purchase forms, which will include a clause to reinforce the messages about the risks of waiving a pre-purchase inspection...inspection, and co-ownership property management for some provinces.
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