New Home Warranty Inspections

A New Home Warranty Inspection identifies any deficiencies that can be corrected under the different New Home Warranty Plans available in your area. These plans can be used if work is not completed on time or if there are construction defects to be corrected.

In Quebec, the plans apply to building contractors with licenses from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec. The contractor must also be associated with one of the following:

  1. La Garantie des bâtiments résidentiels neufs de l’Association provinciale des constructeurs d’habitation du Québec (APCHQ)
  2. La Garantie Abritat
  3. Qualité Habitation

The New Home Warranty Inspection must be performed by a certified professional engineer or technologist and should take place before you take full possession of your home from the licensed contractor; these terms are outlined within your new home warranty contract.

A New Home Warranty Inspection is recommended for the following reasons:

  • Outlines the builder’s and homeowners’ responsibilities
  • Helps ensure deficiencies are corrected under the New Home Warranty Program or at the builder’s expense
  • Creates a deficiency list that can be used to correctly fill out homebuilder warranty forms
  • Highlights health and safety issues
  • Prioritizes deficiencies and offers recommendations for approaching repairs
  • Ensures your newly constructed home is complete and ready for possession