Home Inspections

When do I need a home inspection?

The property inspection condition is one of the most common and widely used contract conditions in Alberta real estate when buying a property.

Buying a home/business is the largest investment most consumers will ever make. Before buying, you should know what condition the home/business is in and what repairs might be needed. Hiring a qualified home inspector to examine a home can help you to make an informed decision about its condition.

What is a property home inspection?

A home inspection means an opinion as to the condition of a dwelling based primarily on a non-invasive examination of readily accessible features and components of the dwelling.

Is my home inspector required to have a license?

A Home Inspector is defined as an individual who is employed by one or more home inspection businesses to conduct home inspections.  Click this link to search for home inspectors in Alberta.

Home inspectors are required to follow the Home Inspection Business Regulation.

Who attends a home inspection in Alberta?

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) expects the buyer's representative to be present during the home inspection because it is he or she who is responsible for access to the property and the care of it during the inspection.  It is best to touch base with your realtor to confirm who can attend.