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New Home Buyers Get Expert Advice from New Construction Inspectors

MISSISSAUGA – November 17, 2011 - The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors has announced that new home buyers in Ontario will now have the opportunity to enlist the services of a qualified New Construction Inspector (NCI) and receive professional guidance on navigating the Tarion warranty program.
The New Construction Inspection Training Program (NCITP), a national initiative of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI) of which the OAHI is a provincial body, was launched earlier this year to improve inspection and reporting methods and reduce the growing number of consumer complaints related to newly constructed homes. The NCITP also recognizes the associations’ mandate to enhance the technical skills and professional practice of home inspectors and maintain high professional standards through education and discipline. All parties involved in a new home real estate transaction aim to benefit - new home buyers, builders, realtors, and Tarion Warranty Corporation.
The program was developed by professional home inspectors working in cooperation with the Tarion Warranty Corporation The training program and NCI designation effectively bridge the gap between professional home inspection consultants, home builders and Tarion.
Enrollment in the NCITP is voluntary and currently open to OAHI Associate and RHI members. The program focuses exclusively on inspecting newly constructed homes, either during or subsequent to a Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI), offering inspectors a comprehensive understanding of the new home buying process and the Tarion warranty program, and the ability to competently perform inspections of newly constructed homes to a consistent standard.
NCI Inspections are recommended just prior to 30 days, one year, two years, and seven years after the date of possession, corresponding with Tarion warranty coverage periods. Successful completion of the NCITP grants an inspector the designation, CAHPI New Construction Inspector (NCI).
For more information, visit www.cahpi.ca

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