Your home is covered under the Government of Alberta Regulated Warrant Act. As a member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program (ANHWP), you have peace of mind knowing that your purchase is covered by the following:
- Deposit protection
- Completion protection (builder performance indemnity)
- 1-year Labour and Materials
- 2-year Delivery and Distribution Systems
- 5-year Building Envelope
- 10-Year Structural
1 YEAR LABOUR & MATERIALS
Mandatory warranty includes one year’s coverage for defects in materials and labour. This addresses issues with the way your home was built or the materials it was built with. It includes such items as flooring, trim and fixtures.
For a single-family home, a multi-family unit or multi-family common property, this coverage applies for one year starting on the warranty commencement date.
2 YEAR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
A new home warranty must cover defects in labour and materials related to heating, electrical and plumbing systems for two years from the warranty commencement date. This applies to single-family homes, multi-family units and warrantable multi-family common property.
5 YEAR BUILDING ENVELOPE
Homebuilders in Alberta must provide five years’ coverage for defects in the building envelope, which the New Home Buyer Protection Act defines as the system of components that separate the controlled interior air from the exterior (for example, the wall framing and cladding, roof and window installation).
This coverage spans five years from the warranty commencement date for a single-family home or for multi-family common property.
10 YEAR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
Mandatory warranty covers the key structural components (for example, the frame and foundation) of single-family homes and multi-family dwellings for 10 years from the warranty commencement date. Coverage applies to defects in material and labour that result in the failure of a load-bearing part of the new home or cause structural damage that materially and adversely affects the owners’ ability to use and safely occupy the home.