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Whether you are buying a home or, are an existing homeowner, this site is designed to be a valuable Information Centre for you.

If you are purchasing a house in the Vancouver area, you have a very short amount of time to choose a reliable home inspector. One industry survey found that only 38% of home buyers in Vancouver were generally satisfied with their home inspector. It appears you have only a 1 in 3 chance of finding a decent house inspector.

So, how do you find someone that can give you reliable information about matters that you know little about in a short time frame?

This site has three main objectives:

  1. To provide you with an appreciation of the complexity of the Art of House Inspections.
  2. To provide you with an understanding of how the various home inspection standards will influence the quality of the information you will receive from the home inspection.
  3. To provide you with selected important technical information on houses.

If you think you should be able to rely on your home inspector, welcome to this site.

We approach home inspection like detective work. While we cannot promise a perfect home inspection—we do promise an uncompromising committment to provide you with the best home inspection possible.

Be sure to read the sections in our Home Library for Maintenance Tips that will save you money, and the current Home Inspection Standards.

MHI was an established home inspection company before the formation of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspections (CAHPI).

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation site

A great resource that contains a wealth of information in home buying and maintaining. From a step by step for home buyers just getting started, info from the Government of Canada on homeownership incentives, to the many articles & links to view & download. Also contains information for renting, maintaining and renovating your home.

Last updated January 4, 2019