Home Inspectors To Be Licensed in Ontario

April 13, 2017 -- On April 10, 2017, the Ontario government announced that it passed Bill 59, also known as the Putting Consumers First Act, which includes licensing home inspectors and regulating the home inspection industry.

Although the legislation has been passed, the government still needs to work through the details regarding home inspectors' mandatory licensing and qualifications, as well as minimum standards for contracts, reports, and disclosures before this Bill is implemented. Details on licensing and regulations will be coming in the future, but this announcement represents a great step towards regulating this profession and increasing consumer protection.