The PRRD argues this ensures "fair application of building code requirements" and "enhances confidence in the real estate market".
“For many years the Regional District has required building inspection for only a small portion of the rural area," says PRRD Chair Karen Goodings. "With rapid growth and investment in the region, public and financial expectations for meeting minimum construction standards and safety have also increased. This new building bylaw responds to those expectations and fairly applies building inspection requirements for everyone.”
The PRRD prefers to do inspections during construction to make sure the builder and contractors are complying with building, plumbing and fire codes. They are done in homes, offices and factories before an occupancy certificate is issued, to verify they meet minimum building standards.