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Construction Performance Guidelines: For New Homes and Condominium Common Elements

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To help homeowners and builders determine which work and material defects are covered by the statutory warranty, Tarion provides two detailed reference guides.

​Construction Performance Guidelines for
New Homes and Condominium Units

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Condominium Common Element Construction Performance Guidelines

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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units that are covered under the statutory warranty.
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By Keyword

 
By Category


Entire Document

These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in condominium common elements that are covered under the statutory warranty.

Construction Performance Guidelines for New Homes and Condominium Units

The purpose of the Guidelines is to provide advance guidance as to how Tarion will decide disputes between homeowners and builders about defects in work or materials. The Guidelines are intended to complement the Ontario Building Code and are supplemented by any applicable guidelines or standards produced by industry associations. They do not replace manufacturer warranties.
 
The Third Edition of the Construction Performance Guidelines apply to conciliations, claim inspections and warranty reviews conducted by Tarion on or after January 1, 2013. The dates of possession or enrolment do not matter.
 
Previous Versions
 
Since the Guidelines were last revised in 2003, Tarion has collected input based on the most common issues encountered by consumers, builders and employees who use this reference manual. This culminated in a number of changes to the guidelines, including ninety three revisions to current items, the addition of sixteen new items, and the deletion of four items. Here is the highlighted Final List of Changes that have been made from the Second Edition of the Construction Performance Guidelines. More details on revisions made to the Second Edition are provided in the Summary.
 

Condominium Common Element Construction Performance Guidelines

The “Construction Performance Guidelines for Common Elements of Residential Condominiums” (the “CE CPG”) will be used when determining whether or not a condition is covered by the statutory warranty. The CE CPG is intended to supplement the existing Construction Performance Guidelines for the Homebuilding Industry.
 
The purpose of the CE CPG is to provide guidance as to how Tarion will decide disputes between builders and condominium corporations about defects in work or materials and complement the Ontario Building Code, which addresses structural integrity and health and safety matters.