If you disagree with a warranty assessment made by Tarion and wish to appeal it, you should request in writing a Decision Letter from us. In your request, list the items you wish to appeal.
You have a right to appeal warranty decisions made by Tarion to the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal, an independent tribunal created by the Ontario government to provide an impartial appeals process for homeowners.
For more information about your statutory appeal right, click here. For more information about the Tribunal, you may visit www.lat.gov.on.ca.
The New Home Buyer Ombudsperson Office is a second avenue of assistance for homeowners who believe Tarion has treated them unfairly or improperly or in a manner that is outside the “intent and spirit” of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act.Complaints received by the Ombudsperson will be investigated to determine whether they have been handled in accordance with Tarion’s practices and procedures.
The Office is not meant to replace the statutory warranty process, but may be used if an individual needs assistance identifying how to resolve a complaint, would prefer to discuss a problem with an impartial third party, or has already gone through established channels without satisfaction. The Office is not a forum to challenge Tarion’s warranty decisions — that venue is the Licence Appeal Tribunal.
The Ombudsperson operates independently of all other departments at Tarion.