Your home is normally the biggest single investment you will
In buying a new home - just as in buying a new car or a major
appliance - a warranty should be included in your purchase. There
are virtually thousands of material components used in the construction
of a building and there are dozens of different professions, trades,
and other skills used to design and build. Only an independent
non-profit Warranty Program like ours can bring all these elements
together under one comprehensive warranty.
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Our Program offers a five year warranty, broken into two major
Year One - Materials and Workmanship
The Program warrants that, during the first year, the Registered
Builder will repair Defects in Materials and Workmanship as defined
in the Program's Warranty Certificate. The Program will ensure
that the necessary work is complete up to a maximum of $50,000
per residential unit. Materials and Workmanship covered by the
Program include those supplied and installed by the Registered
Builder, its employees and those trades and others contracted
directly by the Registered Builder.
Years One to Five - Major Structural Defects
Structural Defects affecting the load bearing portion of your
new home are protected over the entire five year period up to
maximum of $50,000 per residential unit. In the event you are
required to move out while major structural repairs are underway,
the Warranty allows for an additional relocation expense up to
a maximum of $3,000.
The Program provides coverage in relation to down payments provided
to Registered Builder Members, up to a maximum of $25,000 per
new home. Included in the deposit coverage are Trust Deposits
given by a Realtor to the Registered Builder, with written authorization
from the Purchaser.
What types of homes are covered?
The Program covers new homes built on site with permanent foundations
and new ready-to-move homes (RTM's) moved onto a permanent foundation.
These new homes must have been built for sale or under contract
by a Registered Builder member of the Program. This includes single
detached homes, semi-detached homes, homes located within First
Nation lands, row housing, duplexes, and condominium units located
within buildings up to 3 stories in height. Homes not eligible
for coverage are renovated homes or additions, recreational homes,
mobile homes, and condominium units located in buildings greater
than three stories in height.
What happens if I sell my home?
If the home is sold during the warranty period, any remaining
coverage stays with the home for the benefit of subsequent buyers.
An excellent selling feature! The best part is that you don't
need to do a thing as the warranty is automatically transferable.
All we ask is that you provide the subsequent homeowners with
your warranty certificate.
What about those Builders who offer their own Warranty?
A Builder's own warranty is only as good as the level of service
the company wishes to provide or for as long as the company remains
Along with our Registered Builders, the New Home Warranty Program
strives to meet our Mission Statement: "To provide warranty
protection for new home buyers and to support the building industry
in its goal to achieve excellence in building standards."
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