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All Builder Bulletins with an issue date prior to April 14, 2004 contain contact information that has changed. If you are sending documents to Tarion, or you need to contact us, please click on
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If you have questions about any of the Bulletins listed below, send an e-mail to info@tarion.com or contact Tarion at 1-877-982-7466.

To help you navigate through the Builder Bulletins, they are tagged to indicate which of the bulletins apply to Freehold Builders/Vendors (FR), Low-Rise Condo Builders/Vendors (LR) and/or High-Rise Builders/Vendors (HR).

Note: All Builder Bulletins are PDF format 
 

 Builder Bulletins

 
Builder Bulletins
Bulletin #Title & DescriptionFRLRHR
49Claims Process - Condominium Common Elements

This Bulletin introduces a formal process for making common element warranty claims. It sets a customer service standard with clear timelines to address issues and minimize the time and effort it takes for builders and condo corporations to resolve claims. BB49 applies to condominium projects registered on or after July 1, 2010. (Issued June 2010)

Document Delivery Confirmation Form

First-Year Form

Second-Year Form

Major Structural Defect Form

Common Element Emergency Form

Repair Item Tracking Sheet

Conciliation/Claim Inspection Request Form

Repair Item Tracking Sheet

Performance Audit Deficiencies - Tracking Summary Form

Instructions and Sample Tracking Summary Form

Appointment of Designate for Condominium Corporation

Condominium Common Elements Warranty Guide

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48POTLS - Delayed Occupancy Warranty

This Bulletin explains how the Delayed Occupancy Warranty applies to most agreements of purchase and sale ("purchase agreements") dated on or after October 1, 2012, for the purpose of a freehold home (POTL) which is tied to a common elements condominium corporation.

Limited Use Freehold Firm Occupancy Date - Addendum

Limited Use Freehold Tentative Occupancy Date - Addendum
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47RCondominium Delayed Occupancy Warranty

This Bulletin explains how the Delayed Closing Occupancy Warranty framework operates for condominiums. The framework is different depending generally on whether sales for a project begin: before July 1, 2008; between July 1, 2008 and October 1, 2012; or after October 1, 2012.

The 2012 revision to the Builder Bulletin 47 introduces two revised Addendum forms that will be applicable, generally speaking, for condominium projects after October 1, 2012.


Condominium Firm Occupancy Date - Addendum

Condiminium Tentative Occupancy Date - Addendum

Condominium Firm Occupancy Date Schematic

Condominium Firm Occupancy Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2008

Condominium Firm Occupancy Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2009 Economic Conditions

Condominium Tentative Occupancy Date Schematic

Condominium Tentative Occupancy Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2008

Condominium Tentative Occupancy Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2009 Economic Conditions


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46RFreehold Delayed Closing Warranty

This Bulletin explains how the Delayed Closing Warranty framework operates. The framework is different depending generally on whether the sale of a freehold home is before July 1, 2008; between July 1, 2008 and October 1, 2012; or after October 1, 2012.

The 2012 revision to the Builder Bulletin 46 introduces two revised Addendum forms that will be applicable, generally speaking, for freehold home sales on or after October 1, 2012

Freehold Firm Closing Date - Addendum

Freehold Tentative Closing Date - Addendum

Freehold Firm Closing Date Schematic

Freehold Firm Closing Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2008

Freehold Firm Closing Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2009 Economic Conditions

Freehold Tentative Closing Date Schematic

Freehold Tentative Closing Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2008

Freehold Tentative Closing Date - Statement of Critical Dates and Addendum - 2009 Economic Conditions


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45Aggregate Maximum Coverage Amounts for One Year Two Year and Major Structural Defect Warranties

This Bulletin introduces a change to the warranty coverage provided to homeowners under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (the “Act”), effective for homes enrolled on or after May 1, 2009. (Issued March 2009)
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44Waiver of Indemnity from Builders

Tarion is entitled to recover from builders amounts paid out of the Guarantee Fund in respect of warranted claims made by homeowners. In certain circumstances where a claim has been originally deemed “not warranted” by Tarion but the Licence Appeal Tribunal reverses Tarion’s finding and holds that the item is warranted, the Registrar has the discretion to waive Tarion’s statutory and contractual rights of indemnity against a builder. This Bulletin sets out the guidelines under which Tarion’s Registrar shall exercise his or her discretion in such cases.

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43Escalating Consequences

This Bulletin provides details of the repercussions for builders who fail to comply with the minimum new Customer Service Standard under the terms of Builder Bulletin 42 (see below). This Bulletin takes effect on October 1, 2004.
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42Customer Service Standard

This Bulletin was issued in March 2009 and replaces Bulletin 42 (Revised) which was issued in July 2005. It includes information about:

          •     The Homeowner Information Package

          •     The Pre-Delivery Inspection

          •     The Statutory Warranty Claims Process

          •     Warranty Reviews (Builder-requested conciliations)

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41RBuilder Arbitration Forum

Describes the formal appeal system available to builders who disagree with a conciliation decision (effective October 31, 2013).
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40RConstruction Performance Guidelines (Revised)

Outlines construction performance standards for the most common work and material claims that the Warranty Program currently receives. The Guidelines are used by Warranty Services Representatives in rendering decisions on items in dispute by builders and consumers (effective December 1, 2003).
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39Increased Deposit Coverage for Freehold Homes and Financial Loss Coverage for Contract Homes

Announces increase in deposit coverage from up to $20,000.00 to up to $40,000.00 for freehold and contract homes.
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38Low-Rise Condominium Inspection Program

Outlines the guidelines for complying with the low-rise targeted inspection plan.
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37Lease to Own Agreements

Describes the conditions when a Lease to Own Agreement is an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, requiring the enrolment of the home or condominium unit.
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36RRating Criteria For After Sales Service (Revised)

Effective April 2, the Warranty Program is suspending the Builder Ratings program. There are no builder ratings (i.e. 'Excellent') for 2003 and until further notice. As a result, Builder Bulletin 36 is suspended, except for the definitions section.
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35Registration and Enrolment of Hi-Rise and Low-Rise Condominium Projects

Registration and Enrolment of Hi-Rise and Low-Rise Condominium Projects
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34RNew Combined CCP/Warranty Certificate

Explains the combined Certificate of Completion and Possession (CCP) / Warranty Certificate.
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33RCertification of Private Sewage Disposal Systems (Revised December 1, 1999)

Pertains to all builders/vendors who are installing private sewage disposal systems. Learn when septic system certification and security are required.
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32Cap Liability on Private Sewage Disposal Systems Claims

Revises the limit on a claim made regarding private sewage disposal systems.
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31Targeted Inspection Program

Outlines the guidelines for complying with the targeted inspection plan.
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30RExpanded Registration Requirements (Revised)

Contains important information for freehold and low-rise condominium builders and vendors who plan to register with the Warranty Program. Explains the interview and technical test requirements.
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28Program Requirements For Receipt and Release Of Security

Explains when security is required, how it can be submitted and when it will be released. (Issued March 2009)
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27REnrolment/Warranty Fee Structure

This Bulletin replaces Builder Bulletin 27, issued January, 2012. Enrolment fees have been decreased by $150 per home for homes enrolled on or after July 1, 2012.
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26Registration and Renewal Fees

Advises all builders/vendors on current registration and renewal fees. (Issued March 2009)
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25RDelayed Closing and Delayed Condominium Occupancy

Explains the rules governing delayed closing and delayed occupany protection; how purchasers must submit delayed closing/occupancy claims and the timelines within which builders must respond to these claims; and applicable administrative fees to help pay for Tarion's cost of processing delayed closing and delayed occupany claims.
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24RWarranty Coverage (Revised)

This Bulletin replaces and supersedes Builder Bulletin 24 (Revised), issued November, 1990. Describes a new, improved, major structural defect warranty, including the corresponding claims process and details of builder accountability.
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22Floor Area Calculations

Explains the method for uniform calculation of unit floor area.
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20Chargeable Conciliations

This Bulletin outlines the rules and guidelines that will apply to both Tarion and builders in connection with chargeable conciliations, including disclosure on Tarion’s website of chargeable conciliations. To the extent of any conflict or inconsistency with provisions in other Builder Bulletins relating to chargeable conciliations, these rules supersede and shall prevail over such other provisions.
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19RCondominium Projects: Design and Field Review Reporting

For projects created on or after July 1, 2010 - see "Here's What's Changed" on page 2.
Provides guidance and direction with respect to Field and Design Review Reporting for condominium projects (effective July 1, 2010).

Reporting Forms To use these forms, please print and fill in before submitting. They will be available in fillable form in July 2011.

Module 1A – Application for FRC Qualification Status
Module 2A – Scope of Work Proposal
          •      High-rise Projects
          •      Townhouse Projects
          •      High-rise/Townhouse combined
Module 3 – Scope of Work - Description of Notional Buildings
Module 3A – Scope of Work - ‘Level of Effort’ Guideline Tables
Module 4A – Design Certificate
Module 4B – 60 Day Report
Module 4C – Milestone Reports
          •      Deficiency Resolution Tracking Sheet
          •     Tracking Summary
          •     Narrative Report
Module 4D
          •     Field Review Declaration
          •     Final Report - Notice of Completion
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19Condominium Projects: Design and Field Review Reporting

For projects created on or before June 30, 2010.
Provides guidance and direction with respect to Field and Design Review Reporting for condominium projects (effective July 1, 2001).

Reporting Forms
Module 1A – Application for FRC Qualification Status
Module 2A – Scope of Work Proposal
          •      High-rise only
          •      Townhouse only
          •      Townhouse/High-rise combined
Module 4A – Design Certificate
Module 4B – 60 Day Report
Module 4C – Milestone Reports
          •      Deficiency Resolution Tracking Sheet
          •     Tracking Summary
          •     Tracking Summary - Narrative
Module 4D – Field Review Declaration Notice of Completion
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14RAddendum to Agreements of Purchase and Sale

Provides freehold builders/vendors with a sample of the industry addendum, which must be included in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Explains to the purchaser the rights for extension of the closing date and other important information.
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10Conciliation Fees

Explains criteria for chargeable conciliations and cost to the vendor/builder. (Issued March 2009)
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