Residential and Commercial Real Estate
New Home Warranty
In the province of British Columbia every new home that was built by a registered builder must come with these standard coverage:
2 years for labour and materials
- For other than common property, in the first 12 months any defect or violation of the building code *
- For strata common property, in the first 15 months any defects or violation of the building code *
- For the remainder of the first 24 months, major systems, detachment of or material damage to exterior materials or violation of the building code *
* violation of the building code must constitute an unreasonable health risk or material damage.
5 years for the building envelope
Defects in the building envelope including those that permit unintended water penetration such that it causes or is likely to cause material damage.
10 years for structural defects
Material and labour defects that result in the failure of a load bearing part of the home or any defects materially and adversely affecting use