We prepare Performance Audits of new buildings and assist and consult in warranty claims. Performance Audits are a record of construction deficiencies.
Performance Audits & Warranty Claims – The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, enacted in 1976, describes the mandatory responsibilities of those who build and sell new homes in Ontario, and outlines the warranty coverage that builders and vendors are required to provide to new home and condominium buyers.
The Regulations describe additional warranties and provide detailed requirements for the registration of builders and vendors, and the enrollment of homes. The Ontario government, through the Ministry of Consumer Services, has empowered Tarion Warranty Corporation to administer and enforce this legislation.
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FAQs about Performance Audits & Warranty Claims
One of the reasons why families sometimes choose to have a new home built, rather than purchase an existing one, is that they have the added protection of warranty coverage as outlined in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. If you have ever tried to read this act, not to mention the multiple amendments made to it, you most likely grew rather confused. The good news is that here at Belanger Engineering, our performance audits & warranty claims services for Toronto, Ontario properties can answer your questions. Here are a few common questions:
What types of situations are covered by the one-year warranty?
The main aspects of the first-year warranty include protection against using an unauthorized substitution during construction and ensuring that the home is completely fit for habitation, that there haven’t been any building code violations, and that there aren’t any defective materials.
What types of situations are covered by the seven-year warranty?
The purpose of the seven-year warranty is to cover major structural defects. Examples of this would be the failure of a load-bearing aspect of the structure, collapse, major cracks, or inability to use a significant part of the structure.
Are there coverage limits?
Yes, the maximum warranty for a single-family home or condo is currently $300,000. There are also limits for other types of structures which we are happy to discuss with you during a consultation to learn more about our performance audits & warranty claims services.