your builder must honour the warranty
Your new home must meet or surpass the structural requirements and health and safety standards of the Ontario Building Code. New homes in Ontario are protected by mandatory warranties provided by your builder and backed by Tarion.
Tarion’s role is to protect the rights of new home buyers according to the terms of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (the “Act”). The Act requires builders in Ontario to provide new home warranty coverage. Tarion is also responsible for managing a guarantee fund that exists to ensure that there are funds available to backstop any warranty claims for the length of each home’s coverage.
The Home Construction Regulatory Authority’s role is to license and regulate home builders and vendors. With respect to the warranty, the HCRA ensures that a new licence is not issued to a builder until evidence of their past conduct related to honouring all new home warranty obligations is assessed.