Make sure a qualified home inspector performs your home inspection.
A home inspector can tell you the physical condition of your home. The inspector should walk through the home with you and point out any problems. The inspector must give you a contract before the inspection and a written report after.
Hiring a home inspector
When hiring a home inspector, make sure to:
ensure the home inspector and home inspection business are licensed by the Government of Alberta
ensure the home inspection business is bonded and has errors and omissions insurance
ask the home inspector about his or her educational background, experience and qualifications
ask the home inspector about their familiarity with the current Alberta Building Code
Signing the contract
A home inspector must provide a written contract. The contract must include:
the name, licence number and contact information of the home inspection business
the name and licence number of the home inspector
the address of the home to be inspected
the date of the contract
the date of the inspection
when you will receive the completed home inspection report
Make sure everything you want to have inspected is listed in the contract.