Toronto company fined for selling new home illegally

Toronto  –  A homeowner complaint has led to a numbered Toronto company being convicted of illegal vending for selling a home without being registered under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. 2450817 Ontario Inc. was fined $5,000 by the Ontario Court of Justice.

Under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, new home builders and vendors must be registered with Tarion and enroll their homes in the new home warranty program. Most new homes are entitled to warranty coverage if they have been unoccupied prior to sale or are less than seven years old. 

In response to the complaint, Tarion’s investigation revealed that 2450817 Ontario Inc. was not registered and the home at 182A Moore Avenue had not been enrolled in the warranty program. 

In October 2018, Tarion charged the company under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act with not being registered as vendors. On July 15, 2019, the presiding Justice of the Peace, Justice Warco accepted the company’s guilty plea and levied a fine of $5,000 and a sentence of 24 months probation.  

The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act protects the rights of home buyers. Builders or vendors who violate the Act can be prosecuted. 

If consumers want to report a concern with their builder, they can call 1-877-982-7466, or send an email to investigations@tarion.com.

For more information, please email: media.inquiries@tarion.com

    

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