Home Inspection, home inspector, agreement, standards of practice, seller declaration, documents, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Inspection Service Agreement

Northspec Home Inspection Services uses the standard “Inspection Service Agreement With Respect To a Chiefly Residential Immovable” form used by all members of the Quebec Association of Building Inspectors (AIBQ). If the property being inspected is a condominium, co-ownership or a commercial property there are appendix added, specific to these situations. At the end of the inspection there is an “Inspection Completion Certificate” to be completed and signed.

Declaration by the Owner

The form “Building Declaration by the owner” is a tool intended to gather information permitting the owner to declare, to the best of his knowledge, the information on the key components of the building and to provide the documents (invoices, warranties, reports, plans, permits, etc..) relating to work performed on the building.

The AIBQ requires that a declaration by the owner be completed and strongly recommends the use of the form «Building Declaration by the owner» enacted by the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec ( in collaboration with AIBQ.

Standards of Practice

The standards of practice inform the public on the nature and the scope of a home inspection prior to purchasing a property. They provide guidelines during the inspection and up to the written report. The Standards defines certain terms relative to the inspection of the building in order to ensure a common understanding. In other words, the standards of practice are an integral part of the Service Agreement, and outline what is inspected and how it is reported.