The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (BPCP Act) and Home Inspector Licensing Regulation (HILR) make up the legislation which governs home inspectors in the Province of BC. The branch of government responsible for managing this legislation with home inspectors is Consumer Protection BC (CPBC).
Some of the benefits of this legislation for consumers are:
- Licences – Home Inspectors must have a license to practice home inspection in BC. You have the right to ask to see this license.
- Errors & Omissions (E&O) Coverage – Your inspector must carry a mandated amount of E&O coverage. E&O coverage is designed to financially protect the inspector in the event of a claim settlement. E&O coverage does not provide benefits to inspection clients as a type of guarantee or warranty.