Home Warranties for Albertans
The New Home Buyer Protection Act came into effect on February 1, 2014, requiring builders to provide home warranty coverage for all new homes built in the province. New homes (single detached family homes/duplexes/multi-family homes/condominiums/manufactured homes/recreational properties) include, at minimum, a warranty for:
- One year labour and materials;
- Two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems;
- Five years building envelope protection, with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage; and,
- 10 years coverage for major structural components.
Learn more about Alberta’s better warranty standards and get to know your role at http://homewarranty.alberta.ca.
Builder Licensing Engagement
Licensing builders in Alberta could help prevent issues with the construction of your new home before they occur. You are invited to provide input on a builder licensing program designed to strengthen consumer protection in Alberta's residential construction and renovation industry.
The engagement will help identify issues and concerns, and feedback will inform the development of an effective builder licensing program in Alberta. Combined with mandatory home warranties, builder licensing would improve builder accountability and residential construction quality.
Share your home construction and renovation experiences through an online survey until March 14, 2017.
For More Information
Municipal Affairs Public Safety Division
Phone (Toll Free): 1-866-421-6929