Why do a Tarion New Home Warranty Inspection?
Buying a new home is not the same as buying a re-sale home. While a re-sale home comes with a proven track record of performance, a new home is an
a) Buyers of new houses expect no defects or repair costs in the first few years. They believe that municipal building inspections will catch any significant
problems and that the Tarion New Home Warranty Program will cover any repair costs. This is not true!
b) You have taken possession and start noticing some deficiencies, do you know what to do and that you only have a certain amount of time?
When should the New Home Inspection be done?
We recommend that the new home inspection be performed within 30 days of taking possession. The inspection can be done when the house is 11 months old.
The house will have settled in and lived through almost all the seasons. Many parts of the new home warranty expire after 12 months, so it makes sense to do the
inspection prior to the first anniversary.
Some people have the inspection performed during the Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI). We prefer to leave this event to the builder, allowing the buyer to focus on
the builder’s message during this process.
Any issues not identified during the Pre-Delivery Inspection process can be picked up within 30 days. The only minor exceptions include scratches, dents and
other mechanical damage that may have been caused by the buyer after the Pre-Delivery Inspection. We recommend that the buyer document (and perhaps
photograph) these types of issues during the Pre-Delivery Inspection to avoid discussion later about who caused the damage.
New Home Inspection - Resources and Forms:
1. New Home Inspection Agreement. Please read it carefully and if you have any questions please contact us. The same agreement will be presented to you at
the time of inspection for signature. CLICK HERE FOR AGREEMENT
2. Construction Performance Guidelines - Not sure what is covered or how long it is covered, wanted a breakdown of items which are covered. Here is a link to
Tarion which you can interactively search by key word or category you can even download the full manual. CLICK HERE FOR TARION'S CGP.
3. CAHPI New Home Inspection Protocol - This the recommended guidelines that Tarion and CAHPI have set out for the Inspector and home builder to follow
while conducting a new home inspection. The home owner may also use the protocol as a reference tool for their predelivery/ new construction inspection and to
determine acceptable performance thresholds. Homebuyers can also use this document to better understand the roles and responsibilities of the professional
home/property inspection company, builder and the homebuyer. CLICK HERE FOR THE PROTOCOL
4. Tarion Statutory Warranty Coverage Forms - This is where you would register for Tarion's MyHome portal so you can submit warranty forms online as well as
receive email alerts, warranty deadlines and e-correspondence. You can also call for hard copies of the forms. CLICK HERE FOR WARRANTY FORMS
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What we do:
In the first year after your new home is built, it will settle into its environment. Changing seasons will also have an effect on the buildings structure. Foundations
and walls move resulting in the movement of numerous components of the buildings system. These natural occurrences create the possibility of damage to
building components. It is your responsibility to provide your builder with a list of your concerns prior to your 30 day, (11mth) 1yr, 2yr and 7yr anniversaries of
home possession. WE CAN HELP YOU!
We evaluate the home against modern building practices, and consider workmanship and materials, while looking for consistency with the CAHPI New Home
Inspection Protocol with reference to the Construction Performance Guidelines 3rd edition published by Tarion. Our inspection covers all components of the
home, consistent with our professional Standards of Practice and we are specifically trained and registered as New Construction Inspectors (CHAPI -
NCI). Additionally, we examine the workmanship and material issues that might affect performance. We encourage our clients to accompany us while we conduct
the inspection so that we may explain the features of the installed systems as well as helpful information about the house.