COVID-19

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COVID-19

Notice dated June 28th, 2021

Although on June 28, 2021 all regions of Quebec have passed Level 1 - Vigilance (green zone), the Building inspection procedure during a pandemic, established in April 2020 - revised on June 11, 2020, still remains in effect.

Basic health instructions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and consult the health measures that apply in your region for more details.

The building inspection remains possible according by the government information in compliance with the following main rules above. And if the government measures change, we will notify you.

The visits to properties for a real estate transaction remain possible. Property inspections are part of professional services when completing a real estate transaction. Therefore, these inspections are not subject to prohibitions as professional services while respecting sanitary measures.

Despite this, there are precautionary measures to take.

First, it is important to postpone any inspections where residents have COVID 19 or are in isolation due to flu-like symptoms or returning from travel.

Here are the steps to take during the visit:

  • Building inspections, aimed at carrying out a real estate transaction, remain possible in compliance with the health instructions issued by the Government of Quebec. Building inspection is a professional service in the context of the execution of a real estate transaction;
  • However, some reductions are possible as part of a building inspection
  • The "Building inspection procedure during a pandemic" remains the priority during an inspection carried out by a member of the AIBQ (mask, gloves). However, frequent hand washing and disinfection should be preferred over gloves;
  • The lab coat or full suit is no longer essential;
  • During an inspection, a maximum of 10 people from different addresses or the occupants of 3 residences within the residence or apartment are admitted during the visit;
  • Ask everyone present to keep a distance of at least two meters;
  • Inform the buyer(s) not to touch anything in the residence;

The AIBQ is committed to protecting the public by adopting the most stringent pandemic inspection procedure in the industry. In addition, the AIBQ recalls the importance of respecting the sanitary and distancing measures issued by public health authorities, among others within the framework of your professional activities, and insists on the importance of applying concrete measures in your activities planned in the update, aimed at limiting the spread of the virus and thus protecting the public.

Sincerely yours, the AIBQ board of directors

PB/JL