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Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 7/3/18, 1:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: No home inspection

The main problem being "some" Realtors and the challenge of dealing with "bidding wars" allowed to be an accepted norm on homes, and the recommendation of waiving the home inspection condition. This...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 7/1/18, 1:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Harley-Davidson

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Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 7/1/18, 8:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Harley-Davidson

Cheap imports....hence the popularity and growth of the Dollar stores across North America.

On the issue of a gallon of milk - my price approximately $5 (Canadian), when I visit out daughter in...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 6/14/18, 4:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 5/27/18, 7:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Legal FAQ Video: Should Inspectors Pay Real Estate Agents to Be on a Referral Lis

Yeah, and I also paid and learned the hard way that those Realtor brochures (aka: advertising) means absolutely little value as marketing. Most Realtors often have their preferred inspector.
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 5/18/18, 7:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 4/20/18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Hub Internation review

Good point Gilles, however it’s interesting to hear about insurers providing their stats. Other than the high risk home inspectors present......

But I admire your work to get a better deal for...
Forum: Inspection Education & Training 3/30/18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Question page 56 #22 on test prep

Again - one of the basic premise is "self-evaluation" of what knowledge, skills and abilities a person brings to the table before they enter into the business. That's not to say that lack of...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/20/18, 7:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Wrong septic tank instulation

I've worked with litigators on a few of these. They are never easy because of the complexity of the "AHJ" in mainly smaller rural areas. Of course in a number of cases those sitting within the...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/16/18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Looks like Home inspectors bill is dead

I don't believe that the HIA (Home Inspector Act) is not a Private Members Bill. It has passed all 3 readings back in early Spring last year was it not?
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 3/16/18, 4:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Unusual condition assessment request

Erik and Michael raise good points. I have found in my experience it's often a no win situation. What was the condition before versus what is the condition now present. Hard to prove or disprove...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/13/18, 9:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI and Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

Point #1: I never stated there was only one (1) post secondary program teaching a home inspections program.

Point #2: All the rest of this discussion focus on the original post #1 in the thread...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/12/18, 3:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI and Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

Thanks Robert - but do you know who the instructor is that teaches those courses at Dalhousie? I do, and he has degrees in education, as well as several decades of experience as a home inspector, as...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/12/18, 9:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI and Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

As a follow up - since Rick has been teaching, would it not make sense that the University he teaches at to offer a degree program? Or how about the number of locations where the C&D education is...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/12/18, 8:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI and Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

Again, what "University" offers a degree in "home inspection"?

I personally know Rick, and he is undoubtedly qualified to teach home inspections. But in order for a program of study in a Canadian...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/10/18, 1:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI and Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

Degree granting .....that will be interesting!

Hey having taught for over 27 years in the Ontario college system, there's been enough programs already that have travelled down that path. Of...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/3/18, 7:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Flood risk training IN Ontario

Bruce good points, but let me state what has happened in the Windsor area after two major basement flooding disasters within a 6 month period.

Backwater valves in many cases failed under...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 3/1/18, 3:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Flood risk training IN Ontario

Thanks Scott. I'm glad someone disputes it, since I really think some people underestimate what a home inspector actually does. Again just another blame game, come and get my (fear mongering)...
Forum: Ohio Home Inspectors 2/28/18, 7:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI defeats bad ASHI home inspector legislation in Ohio.

Bottom line: So is the fox guarding the hen house? Any conflicts there?
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 1/25/18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Internachi policies and practices

I guess everyone here wonders about the obvious question - are you a concerned consumer, or as advocate of only licensed trades concerned about opening readily accessible "service panels"?

Review...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 1/25/18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Internachi policies and practices

Thanks "unregistered". My background includes being a founding member of OAHI, long term member of ASHI (ACI), and have been actively involved for almost 2 decades on the national which includes...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 1/24/18, 5:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: Internachi policies and practices

Hello "Unregistered" - I'm a Canadian Inspector and can simply say that regarding opening panels has a lot to do with acceptable practices and any laws or regulations that apply in your province. Yes...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 1/15/18, 7:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI files libel lawsuit against David Labrie.

Thanks for the clarification. I mistakenly thought it was for "guys" post.
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 1/15/18, 4:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: InterNACHI files libel lawsuit against David Labrie.

Marc - It also appears to have a fair number of "likes", considering the commentary.
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 1/8/18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Claude Lawrenson
Re: 'money grab'

The reality is the cost is being passed on to cover the administration, and bricks and mortar HQ's. In Ontario the licensing of home inspectors will be borne by home inspectors -aka: self-funded, and...
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