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    Default Re: BC (Canada) Licensing Update

    Thanks as always, Claude.

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    1. Section 9 of the HILR requires that a home inspector must not disclose the contents of a home inspection report except in the following circumstances:
      1. With the permission of the consumer for whom the report was prepared under the home inspection contract;


    I have agents referring to themselves as the buyers agent when introduced to me. They then discredit my observations.

    I told my client, ensure you have a signed contract so I do not disclose information to the wrong party.

    Then the agent called me questioning my motive.
    I questioned his.

    I have invited several to the brokerage board for clarification. I do not know everything and love to learn.
    Not one accepted.

    Thoughts Claude, or anyone...

    Sorry for the edit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    1. Section 9 of the HILR requires that a home inspector must not disclose the contents of a home inspection report except in the following circumstances:
      1. With the permission of the consumer for whom the report was prepared under the home inspection contract;


    I have agents referring to themselves as the buyers agent when introduced to me. They then discredit my observations.

    I told my client, ensure you have a signed contract so I do not disclose information to the wrong party.

    Then the agent called me questioning my motive.
    I questioned his.

    I have invited several to the brokerage board for clarification. I do not know everything and love to learn.
    Not one accepted.

    Thoughts Claude, or anyone...

    Sorry for the edit.
    Any "real" buyers agent that I have worked with was always above board and put the customer (buyer) first. BTW: The majority of my inspections were for "buyers" agents.

    In many instances they would often have a specific list of things to look at before I even went to the inspection. So I was always well aware of potential conditions to address during the inspection.

    Again, if the conditions found caused another house to be considered, their "client" was always aware that the inspection provided a better perspective of what they would be faced with.

    Regarding the clause quoted from the "regulations" - That was always the expected norm - working in the best interest of your client.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claude Lawrenson View Post
    Any "real" buyers agent that I have worked with was always above board and put the customer (buyer) first. BTW: The majority of my inspections were for "buyers" agents.
    I have worked with many REA - Buyer's Brokers as well.
    I fine professionals.
    All frown on this type of shell game practice agreeing it is a violation of ethics.
    I do not study law like, Raymond but IMO this behaviour goes to the heart of the contract making the terms mala fide or in bad faith.

    Quote Originally Posted by Claude Lawrenson View Post
    In many instances they would often have a specific list of things to look at before I even went to the inspection. So I was always well aware of potential conditions to address during the inspection.
    Yes, I am made of potential concerns but not all the time.
    The sellers declaration is used to point out conditions as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Claude Lawrenson View Post
    Again, if the conditions found caused another house to be considered, their "client" was always aware that the inspection provided a better perspective of what they would be faced with.
    Typical.

    Quote Originally Posted by Claude Lawrenson View Post
    Regarding the clause quoted from the "regulations" - That was always the expected norm - working in the best interest of your client.
    When did that stop certain REA's from waiving the expected norm?
    It is so pleasant when everyone is on the same ethical page.

    Thanks as always, Claude.
    Good luck with your Inspection industry independent oversight body.
    Please excuse me I forgot the acronym.

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    Default Re: BC (Canada) Licensing Update

    Don't forget, Quebec operates under the civil code, and has different real estate disclosures.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Wand View Post
    Don't forget, Quebec operates under the civil code, and has different real estate disclosures.
    I didn't know.
    How so as compared to Ontario?

    I will be looking this up.
    Thanks, big time Ray!

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    Default Re: BC (Canada) Licensing Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Claude Lawrenson View Post
    Brings me to mind the immortal words of George Carlin when he looked straight at the audience and deadpanned:

    "Never believe anything the government says"


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