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.
For More Information
Municipal Affairs Public Safety Division
Phone (Toll Free): 1-866-421-6929
To connect with the Public Safety Division:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1010 (within Canada and the United States)
Toll free: 1-866-421-6929 (within Canada)