Changes to New Home Warranty in Alberta

 

 

On February 1, 2014 some new rules came into effect for New Home Warranties in Alberta.  From now on, builders will be required to provide new home warranty coverage that is significantly better than before on every new home built.  Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Multi Family, Condominiums, Manufactured Homes and Recreational Properties will all be covered.


The new warranty will provide coverage for:

  • 1 year for labour & materials
  • 2 years for the delivery systems (electrical, plumbing & heating)
  • 5 years for the building envelope (roof, exterior shell and walls), and
  • 10 years for the key structural components such as frame and foundation

There are five providers of warraties that your builder may partner with.  They are:

The Government of Alberta has posted a web site, http://www.homewarranty.alberta.ca/ with plenty of information that also includes a series of videos.



Introducing Better Home Warrant Standards

 

Your Role as a Homeowner


Your Builder and Warranty Provider's Role

 

Your Warranty Process

 

There is also a New Home warranty Registry as described in the final video.

 

Alberta's Home Warrant Registry

 

This is good news for buyers of a new home in Alberta.

 

 

By Bing Fountain

 


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