Buying a property: the minister Thériault wants to make the inspection compulsory

News 13 March, 2018
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    The minister of Housing, Lise Thériault

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    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 17:54

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    QUEBEC minister of Housing, Lise Thériault, intends to make mandatory the inspection of a property prior to its purchase in order to “protect the transaction” of the consumers.

    “You need to be able to protect the investment that people make when they buy a house. It is not necessary that they are cheated, and the key to getting to protect this property, it is the inspection of the house,” said minister Thériault, in an interview with the QMI Agency, Tuesday.

    To do this, it intends to introduce a bill in the spring, which will also frame the profession of building inspector. Currently, there is no mandatory training for the exercise of this profession.

    “Before you require the inspection, it is obvious that I need to frame it, with the same standards for all,” explained the minister.

    “Is that the best thing is to create a professional order, an association that we must empower, put it under the control of the building? There are different tracks of solution,” she added.


    For its part, the Parti quebecois would like to see the minister to act now on the supervision of the inspectors, including the proposal in the draft the draft of act 162, which amends the building Act.

    “We ask the minister, she opened the bill to ensure that we can support the building inspectors, as did the British Columbia and Alberta,” said mp pq Guy Leclair at a press conference Tuesday morning.

    An avenue that rejects the minister Thériault, due to the level of progress of the bill, which is already in the study.

    “The bill that we have presently, it really is to give effect to the recommendations of the Charbonneau commission. So no, there is no possibility to re-open the bill to include something else”, she decided.