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Home Inspection Act, 2017 - MGCS Update

Published by Erica Phillips

Published on May 31, 2017

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Update on implementation of Home Inspection Act 2017

Mississauga, ON May 31, 2017- While the Home Inspection Act, 2017 is not in force, the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) would like to make it clear OAHI is ready to work with the Province on licensing. The Province issued the following update recently.

“We reiterate that OAHI supports the establishment of common competency requirements for all home inspectors to operate in Ontario. Licensing offers a reasonable way of permitting an individual to begin offering home inspection services to the public with the assurance of that basic competency being in place,” says Murray Parish RHI, president of OAHI.

Created under Bill Pr158, An Act respecting the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors in 1994, OAHI has always regulated its more than 500 members. Inspectors must earn the designation of “Registered Home Inspector” under OAHI’s Member Qualification System (MQS) through mentorship, education, report verification, and completing— through self-apprenticeship— 200 paid home inspections totalling approximately 600 plus hours.

OAHI has been representing home inspectors throughout the legislative process of Bill 59 to bring forth the concerns and interests of home inspectors and the consumers they serve.

OAHI will continue to promote the high level of education and professional standards as it has since 1994.

Ensuring homebuyers are protected has always been a goal of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI).


About OAHI                                                  

Through education and advocacy the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors cultivates a thriving home inspection industry based on the highest standards of professional development and ethical standards. In doing so, OAHI cultivates the ‘gold standard’ for home inspectors among consumers and the government. OAHI is the only provincially recognized body of home inspectors by The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Act, 1994. OAHI is a not-for-profit association.



Murray Parish, RHI


Ontario Association of Home Inspectors




Murray Parish, RHI and other OAHI members have been quoted in the media lately about the impact of the hot housing market on the home inspection industry on AM 640 and The Globe and Mail.  OAHI was also mentioned in this story on Bill 59 on CBC Ottawa. Murray was quoted in Peel Daily News too.


Home Inspector Licensing

In this letter, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Tracy MacCharles acknowledges the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors and its continued dedication to the home inspection profession.

MGCS is responsible for Bill 59 The Putting Consumers First Act, which includes the Home Inspection Act, 2017.