Nothing is perfect, especially in a new home. It is helpful to know who is responsible for assisting in resolving any deficiencies.
Tarion Warranty Corporation
Tarion is a non-profit, private corporation established in 1976 to protect new homebuyers according to the terms of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. Not only does the Act require builders in Ontario to provide new home warranty coverage, but they must also be registered with Tarion and enrol every new home prior to the start of construction. The Act also gives Tarion responsibility for managing a guarantee fund to ensure that the builder’s warranty will be honoured, and for enforcing the overall terms of the Act.
You have 30 days, including the day you took possession of your new home, to submit your 30-Day Form to your builder and Tarion. For example, if you took possession of your new home on November 9, 2010, submit your 30-Day Form on or before December 8, 2010. It is your opportunity to inform Tarion of items listed on your PDI Form and any new items that have not been addresse by your builder.
You must submit this Form during the last 30 days of the first year of possession and before the first anniversary of the day you took possession of your new home. For example, if you took possession of your home on November 9, 2010, submit your Year-End Form to your builder and Tarion between October 9, 2011 and November 8, 2011.
Timelines for submitting Tarion Forms must be followed. Forms must be submitted to Tarion AND Acorn homes. Tarion forms are provided to you by Acorn within the Homeowner Information Package during your PDI appointment.
For more information, please contact Tarion, or click here.