FAQ

How accurate is your Grow op/ Meth lab data?
Why would I want to know the previous claims history on the home I'm looking to buy?
Can iVerify find out if there was a murder, suicide or death in the property?
Why won't iVerify include basic neighbouring information
Why doesn't iVerify offer school information and report cards
How do you define a grow op or meth lab?
Can iVerify identify a grow op or meth lab that was never dismantled by police
How is your Grow op/ meth lab data different than the registries found online?
Does a remediated grow op stay in your database?
Why is the detection of past grow operations important?
Why should my real estate agent provide me with a iVerify Report™?
Why would I want to know how many owners my home previously had?
How does iVerify™ get all of this information?
Can you certify the information is accurate?
Does iVerify™ offer warranty services?
If I get a iVerify Report™, is there still a need for a home inspection?
I am a real estate agent, therefore why would I want to disclose negative occurrences?
What if my real estate agent refuses to supply me a iVerify™ Report?
How long does it usually take to generate the report?

How accurate is your Grow op/ Meth lab data?
iVerify maintains the most sophisticated and comprehensive grow op database in the country and have dedicated staff that focus primarily on obtaining and transferring the data from paper source to electronic formats. We recognize the different challenges in reporting multi layers of police forces data in overlapping areas in different parts of Canada. The address in our database are verified for validation accuracy against multiple systems to insure the best accuracy and probable match.

Why would I want to know the previous claims history on the home I'm looking to buy?
Depending on the nature of the claim(s), you might want to make your home inspector is aware of the claim(s) so he can spend the necessary time ensuring repairs were done properly. Properties with reoccurring problems are on the market. iVerify can very easily identify these properties. Reoccurring problems usually mean problems ahead and higher insurance premiums, or even refusal to insure for a specific problem.

Can iVerify find out if there was a murder, suicide or death in the property?
Unfortunately the stigma of death is not regulated in Canada ( Except Quebec ) and many privacy laws restrict access to this data. If this is a concern make sure to express your concern to your Real Estate Professional. Ask for a written copy of the homeowner statement regarding your specific questions.

Why won't iVerify include basic neighbouring information
Most neighbouring data can be found for free using the popular Google map or Bing maps features. iVerify’s main objective is to obtain data that is very hard or nearly impossible to obtain from simple internet searches.

Why doesn't iVerify offer school information and report cards
This information is available for free when following this link, please note that iVerify doesn’t endorse or warrant this information nor are we in partnership with this organisation http://www.fraserinstitute.org/report-cards/school-performance/overview.aspx

How do you define a grow op or meth lab?
We do not define a grow op or meth lab by the amount of substance seized for the simple reason that many of the substance might of been removed prior to the dismantling. We qualify a grow op/ meth lab by confirming there was modifications done to: any electrical system and/or foundation and/or structure and/or presence of mold and/or modification to the HVAC and/or plumbing or any other type of important modifications or chemicals found for the purpose of manufacturing illegal substances.

Can iVerify identify a grow op or meth lab that was never dismantled by police
No, iVerify can only identify grow op and meth labs that were dismantled by participating police forces.

How is your Grow op/ meth lab data different than the registries found online?
iVerify usually maintains data dating back much further than the various online sources. Additionally we validate the address and verify it against multiple layers of police forces across the country to provide you a clear and confident search response.

Does a remediated grow op stay in your database?
Yes, it is important to understand that there is NO approved national or provincial remediation process therefore the long term health effects of these properties are not yet known. iVerify will keep, report and maintain these records as long as possibl

Why is the detection of past grow operations important?
Past Grow operations can leave a home almost destroyed and with unliveable conditions. Grow operation can mean very large expenses and potentially health hazards for yourself and your loved ones—usually associated with mold, moisture problems, electrical hazards, structural hazards, unwanted smells and leaking basement. Imagine your seemingly perfect dream home was once surrounded by police tape with biohazard suits.

The further elaborate, grow-ops becoming a more and more serious issue. According to Statistics Canada, the production of cannabis in 2007 has increased 700% in 30 years. What's even more alarming is the fact that well over half of cases that year where indoor grow-ops(STATSCAN, par. 12-13). Protect yourself with a iVerify™ Property History Report.

Why should my real estate agent provide me with a iVerify Report™?
Your real estate agent is regulated by the code of ethics to disclose material facts and disclose potential problems that would deter you from buying the said property. As a professional, his/her code of ethics regulates he/she tells you all that is in their power to disclose to you.

Why would I want to know how many owners my home previously had?
In this day and age, you have probably seen TV shows about flipping homes. Flipping a home usually means the previous owner bought it to quickly fix it up and make a profit. Although there is nothing wrong with this practice when done properly, great attention has to be paid to the quality of some renovations.

How does iVerify™ get all of this information?
Through various government agencies and different claims report companies, iVerify™ gathers live information and delivers it in seconds via iVerify.com in an easy to understand format (no speculation).

Can you certify the information is accurate?
All of iVerify™’s sources are verified and believed to be accurate. Our report should be used as information ONLY. You should still get a qualified home inspector to go through our report and then identify the possible deficiencies in the home. The Report is an additional tool for your home inspector to do a better job.

Does iVerify™ offer warranty services?
No. The iVerify Report™ is there only to report known facts about a property.

If I get a iVerify Report™, is there still a need for a home inspection?
Absolutely, a qualified home inspector along with a iVerify Report™ should be able to point out most known home deficiencies. Our report is for information purposes only and should not be solely relied upon for purchasing a home.

I am a real estate agent, therefore why would I want to disclose negative occurrences?
To be honest, build credibility and to protect yourself. As a real estate agent you are not protected by corporate shield and therefore personally responsible. In the long run, disclosing with a iVerify™ Report will save time and possibly legal problems (deals will not fall through post home inspection, etc.).

What if my real estate agent refuses to supply me a iVerify™ Report?
You should make a written complaint to his or her real estate board. Real estate agents have a duty to “disclose all material facts relating to a property”. You should also change real estate agents for one that will gladly disclose all available facts. In the event the real estate agents can’t supply the report for any reason, you should insist your legal counsel do so.

Also, you can always purchase the 49.99$ report, which doesn't require any consent.

How long does it usually take to generate the report?
The report is available instantly after ordering.

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