What the Ontario New Home
Warranty Plan covers:
one year protection against contruction defects and
Ontario Building code violations
one year protection against certain builder
substitutions without the purchaser's approval
two year protection against basement leakage, water
penetration through the roof, exterior walls, windows & doors
two year protection against electrical and plumbing
defects, heating delivery and distribution systems
two year protection against detachement or deterioration
of exterior cladding
seven year protection against major structural defects
The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act outlines the warranty coverage that builders are required to provide to their customers. The maximum coverage for warranty protection for new homes and condominium units is $100,000. The maximum coverage for condominium common elements is $50,000 times the number of units, to a maximum of $2.5 million.
Most warranty claims are resolved between builders and owners without the intervention of ONHWP. When necessary, ONHWP will help homeowners and builders interpret the limits of the Act, and will intercede to protect consumers when builders fail to honour warranty obligations.
Coverage under the Act includes deposit protection, protection against defects in work and materials, protection against unauthorized substitutions, and protection against delayed closings or delayed occupancies without proper notice. For condominiums, warranty coverage also includes common/ shared areas of the building.
Click here to see full details of the ONHWP warranty and protection
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