The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) is the premier professional governing body for registered home inspectors and a founding member of CAPI
The OAHI Code of Conduct defines the member's responsibility to act in a strictly fair, impartial, and professional manner.
For the Consumer - Peace of Mind and More Protection
You can be assured when you retain a member of the OAHI to inspect your home, you are hiring a professional with proven ability, experience and impartiality.
For the Realtor - Enhanced Professional Image and More Protection
Putting people in touch with the OAHI home inspection professionals reinforces your relationship with your clients. They will feel more confident with the condition of the property, and the quality of your advice
What to Expect From Your OAHI Inspector
One of the best ways to understand about a home's condition, habitability and safety is to hire a professional home inspector. A properly trained home inspector will review your house as a system, looking at how one component of the house might affect the operability or lifespan of another.
Home inspectors will go through the property and perform a comprehensive visual inspection to assess the condition of the house and all of its systems. They will determine the components that are not performing properly as well as items that are beyond their useful life or are unsafe. They will also identify areas where repairs may be needed or where there may have been problems in the past. Inspections are intended to provide the client with a better understanding of property conditions, as observed at the time of the inspection.
Following the inspection, the buyer is presented with a written report, consolidating the details of the inspection. The home inspector should be willing to answer any questions a buyer might have and to clarify the limitations of the inspection to avoid misunderstandings.
CMHC ( Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation ) recommends that potential home buyers accompany the inspector as the inspection takes place. It can be a valuable learning experience.
What Is OAHI?
Home inspections began as a consumer service in the 1970's in direct response to the growing demands by home buyers. It soon became apparent that selecting a home inspector was becoming as important as finding the right home. To meet this need, the Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI) was formed in 1982, followed by the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) in 1987. The OAHI operated as a chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), until 1994 when the OAHI became a self-regulating professional body with the passage of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Act.
The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Act received royal assent on December 9, 1994, enabling the OAHI to define qualification and performance requirements and the exclusive right to grant the designations "Registered Home Inspector" and "RHI" to qualified members in the Province of Ontario. OAHI is at the leading edge of the North American profession as the first self-regulating home inspection organization, with associations in other jurisdictions following the OAHI's lead.
The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors is dedicated to enhancing the technical skills and professional practice of home inspectors, and maintaining high professional standards through education and discipline. The OAHI Standards of Practice provides inspection guidelines, and the OAHI Code of Conduct defines the member's responsibility to act in a strictly fair, impartial, and professional manner.
The Premier Home Inspections Inc. Advantage
- Long-standing and unparalleled reputation for excellence in the home inspection industry
- Fully OHAI registered home inspectors
- Comprehensively detailed home inspection reports
- Infrared thermal Imaging included with all home inspections
- FREE one hour post-purchase consultation
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