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Buying a pre-construction home?

We’re Tarion and we’re here to help.

In Ontario, most newly built homes come with a warranty that’s provided by the builder and supported by Tarion, an independent, not-for-profit organization established by the provincial government. At Tarion, we believe that every new home buyer deserves the peace of mind that they’re getting the home they were promised. Our role is to ensure that Ontario’s new home buyers receive the coverage they’re entitled to under their builder’s warranty.

Ready to buy a newly built home? 

Your home is one of life’s biggest purchases. Ontario’s new home warranty program protects you as a consumer, but getting the well-built home you expect is a shared responsibility.

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Builder

Your builder is responsible for delivering the well-built home you were promised.

In case of delays, cancellations, or construction defects, it’s your builder’s job to address them through their warranty.

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Tarion

Tarion is here to help you get the coverage you deserve. 

When a builder doesn’t fulfill their warranty commitments, we step in to resolve the claim. And, we offer advice to guide you through the warranty claims process.

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Homeowner

Buying a newly built home means understanding your home warranty. Find out what your builder’s warranty covers, and how to make a claim if you need to. This starts with some upfront legwork before you sign a contract.

Before you buy, protect your new home purchase – and your peace of mind with these steps:

Only work with a licensed builder

Check the Ontario Builder Directory 
to make sure your builder is licensed. If you don't see your builder's name listed, consider a different builder.

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Check your deposit protection

The protection on your deposit varies based on the type and price of the home that you’re buying.

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Review the fine print with a lawyer

Your purchase agreement includes all the details of what’s included in your home, including any upgrades - plus information about how the sale may be delayed or terminated.

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