What protections do I get for Tarion?

Tarion is a not-for-profit organization that provides warranties for newly constructed homes in Ontario, Canada. The warranties offer coverage for multiple tiers of defects and damages, depending on the year of construction. Here are the details of each tier of coverage as outlined on the Tarion website:

One Year Warranty:

  • Home must be constructed in a workman-like manner and free from material defects
  • Protects against unauthorized substitutions
  • Home must be fit for habitation
  • Protects against Ontario Building Code violations
  • Applies for one year from the date of possession, even if the home is sold

Two Year Warranty:

  • Protects against water penetration through the basement or foundation walls
  • Protects against defects in materials that affect windows, doors, and caulking, and defects in work that results in water penetration into the building envelope
  • Covers defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing, and heating delivery and distribution systems
  • Covers defects in work or materials that result in the detachment, displacement, or deterioration of exterior cladding (such as brickwork, aluminum, or vinyl siding)
  • Protects against violations of the Ontario Building Code that affect health and safety
  • Applies for two years from the date of possession

Seven Year Warranty:

  • Covers major structural defects (MSD)
  • Begins on the date of possession and ends on the seventh anniversary of that date
  • Applies to newly constructed homes

Tarion website is found here.  https://www.tarion.com/homeowners/your-warranty-coverage/warranty-outline 

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