Home Warranties

Home Warranties for Albertans

As of February 1, 2014, every new home built in Alberta is protected under warranty, thanks to Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act.

New homes (single detached family homes/duplexes/multi-family homes/condominiums/manufactured homes/recreational properties) include, at minimum, a warranty for:

  • One year labour and materials;
  • Two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems;
  • Five years building envelope protection, with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage; and,
  • 10 years coverage for major structural components.

Learn more about Alberta’s better warranty standards and get to know your role at http://homewarranty.alberta.ca

Effective date: The Act applies only to new homes constructed under a building permit applied for after the February 1, 2014 in-force date of the Act.

News Release: Warranty protection for new home buyers starts Feb. 1 (Jan. 30, 2014)

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Minister Hughes Launches Home Warranty

Minister of Municipal Affairs Ken Hughes officially launched the start of the mandatory new home warranty at a news conference on January 30, 2014.

For More Information

Municipal Affairs Public Safety Division
Phone (Toll Free): 1-866-421-6929