Tarion Home Warranty

Prominent Homes is registered with Tarion Home Warranty. Tarion Warranty Corporation is a private company that was established to protect the rights of new home buyers and regulate new home builders.

New home owners benefit from One Year Warranty Protection and Two Year Warranty Protection against defects in work and materials, and Seven Year Warranty Protection against major structural defects (MSD). Warranty coverage begins on the date of possession of the home and    remains in effect until the end of the warranty period, even if the home is sold before the warranty expires.

One Year Warranty Protection

Your home's statutory one year warranty coverage begins on the date that you take possession of the home and ends on the day before the first anniversary of this date. For example, if your home's date of possession is October 23, 2005, the one year warranty begins on October 23, 2005 and ends on October 22, 2006.

The one year warranty is provided by your builder and it requires that the home be:

- Constructed in a workmanlike manner and free from defects in material

- Fit for habitation

- Constructed in accordance with the Ontario Building Code

- Free of major structural defects 

 

Two Year Warranty Protection

Your home's statutory two year warranty coverage begins on the date that you take possession of the home and ends on the day before the second anniversary of this date. For example, if your home's date of possession is October 23, 2005, the two year warranty begins on October 23, 2005 and ends on October 22, 2007.

The two year warranty is provided by your builder and covers:

- Water penetration through the basement or the foundation walls

- Defects in material, including windows, doors and caulking, or defects in work that result in water penetration into the building envelope

- Defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery and distribution systems

- Defects in work or materials which result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding (such as brickwork, aluminum or vinyl siding)

- Violations of the Ontario Building Code affecting health and safety (including, but not limited to, violations relating to fire safety and the structural adequacy of the home)

- Major structural defects (Major structural defects are specifically defined in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and discussed in more detail in the Seven Year Warranty Section)

 

Seven Year Warranty Protection

Your home's statutory seven year warranty coverage begins on the date that you take possession of the home and ends on the day before the seventh anniversary of this date. For example, if your home's date of possession is October 23, 2005, the seven year warranty begins on October 23, 2005 and remains in effect until and including October 22, 2012.

A major structural defect is defined in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act as:

- Any defect in work or materials that results in the failure of a load-bearing part of the home's structure or materially and adversely affects its load-bearing function

- Any defect in work or materials that materially and adversely affects the use of the building as a home

The seven year MSD warranty includes significant damage due to soil movement*, major cracks in in basement walls, collapse or serious distortion of joints or roof structure and chemical failure of materials.

 

*Soil movement means subsidence, expansion or lateral movement of the soil not caused by flood, earthquake, "acts of God" or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the builder.

 

Information provided by Tarion Warranty Corporation

 

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