BRE will use xit2 to train home inspectors

The Buildings Research Establishment has selected xit2 as a technology partner to support its home inspector qualification programme.

The online Home Condition Report developed by xit2 will form part of BRE’s training programme leading to the Awarding Body for the Built Environment diploma in home inspection.

From January 2007, all houses for sale will require an HCR as a part of the Home Information Pack. The HIP will include all documentation and searches needed to sell the house.

BRE is offering an assessment and training service for potential home inspectors.

The xit2 technology being used has been developed in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and gives trainee home inspectors the chance to gain accreditation using an as-live HCR.

Paul Duckworth, chief executive of xit2, says: “It’s full steam ahead for HIPs, and there is pressure to get home inspectors trained. We are pleased to support BRE which, with over 80 years’ experience in the housing market, is well placed to deliver training and play a huge part in ensuring the a successful introduction of HIPs.”