2016-01-14

When contractors need a competency certificate

Excavator near a construction site Articles in this section are of general information and in every situation are subject to the application and interpretation of a law, rule or factual situation that may differ. Consult us for any specific question.

You want to have repair work performed on your building and you wonder if the general contractor is required to hold a competency certificate.
 
It depends.
 
If you are having work done on your property for personal use and for non-profit purposes, the contractor is not required to have a competency certificate.
 

Income property

However, if you own an apartment building and wish to have work done in a common area or in a unit, the contractor must hold a valid competency certificate. This certificate is required for repair work, modification work and maintenance.
 
However, if the contractor is only working in the owner's own unit and the works do not affect a common area, the contractor needs no competency certificate.
 
Come see us for more valuable information before having work done on your property or income property.