ONTARIO NEW HOME WARRANTY
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
NEW HOME WARRANTY INSPECTION
Newly Built Homes. Buying a brand-new house doesn’t necessarily mean it comes without issues.
If you have purchased a new home, we recommend scheduling a home inspection for you Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI), prior to the 30-Day, 1-Year, and 2-Year deficiency reporting deadline.
It’s important to hire a home inspection company that understands the Home Warranty process. Scheduling a home inspection helps us find and create a list of items for your builder to repair.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
HOW YOUR ONTARIO NEW HOME WARRANTY INSPECTION WORKS
Your mandatory builder’s warranty is mandated by the Ontario government to provide warranties and regulate new home builders in the province. Its primary objective is to protect the rights of new homebuyers and promote transparency and accountability in the home construction industry.
- Deposit Protection: If the builder fails to complete or delays construction, your warranty ensures that your deposit is protected up to a certain amount.
- 1-Year Warranty: Covers defects in workmanship and materials for one year from the date of possession.
- 2-Year Warranty: Protects against water penetration and defects related to plumbing, heating, and electrical systems for two years from the date of possession.
- 7-Year Warranty: Covers major structural defects for seven years from the date of possession.
New Home Warranty Inspections:
By scheduling a New Home Warranty Inspection with us, we can help find and document the issues. Our home inspections are designed specifically for your Home Warranty Claim.
Common issues we find during inspections on new homes include foundation cracks, roof leaks, damaged interior finishes and even mold in attics. If you have purchased a new home in Ontario, give us a call to discuss how our New Home Warranty Inspection can help.
Here’s an overview of our different types of New Home Warranty Inspections:
- Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI): The Pre-Delivery Inspection usually occurs shortly before the builder hands over the keys to the new homeowner. During this inspection, you, as the homebuyer, walk through the property with a representative from the builder. Together, you assess the condition of the home, and document any visible defects or incomplete work. The PDI checklist is an essential reference for future warranty claims.
- 30-Day Warranty Inspection: 30 days after you take possession of your new home, you have an opportunity to report any issues that may have surfaced after moving in. These issues are often a result of settling or adjustments in the early stages of occupancy. We recommend having an inspection done 1-2 weeks after possession.
- One-Year Warranty Inspection: Before the 1-Year Warranty expires, you can request another inspection to address any new issues that may have arisen or to verify the proper resolutions of previous problems.
- Two-Year Warranty Inspection: Your new home warranty continues to provide coverage into year two and includes items such as water penetration, heating, and electrical issues. A home inspection can help detect costly issues such as water leakage.
Submitting Warranty Claims:
If issues are defects are identified during these inspections, it is crucial to report them to the warranty provider. It is important that your builder has the opportunity to complete repairs in a reasonable amount of time. If repairs are not completed or you are unsatisfied with the work, the warranty provider can review your claim to determine if it falls within the coverage guidelines. If approved, the builder is responsible for rectifying the issues covered under the warranty.
Our reports include specific defect recognition from the Construction Performance Guidelines (CPG’s) to assist in having your issues rectified.