The statutory warranty applies to new homes built by a builder. If you as homeowner exercise significant control over construction (e.g., entering into contracts directly with subtrades) or contribute one or more essential elements (e.g., footings/foundation, framing, exterior cladding, building envelope, and heating, electrical and plumbing distribution systems), then the home itself may not qualify for the statutory warranty.
Damage caused by the homeowner or visitors.
Note: The Pre-Delivery Inspection and completion of a PDI Form during this inspection are very importantin terms of resolving potential disputes about who is responsible for damage in the home. If you areclaiming an item of damage that is not listed on the PDI Form, it will be important for you to provide someexplanation as to why it was not listed on the PDI Form (for example, if the damage was caused later duringrepair work to the home).
Third Party Damage
Damage from insects or rodents, unless it is the result of construction that does not meet the Ontario Building Code.
Personal injury and loss of income associated with defects or repairs.