Home Warranties

Important Notice:

Rotating Canada Post strike action may affect the delivery of your application to the New Home Buyer Protection Office. It is recommended to send your application via an alternative method, such as a private courier.

If your application has already been mailed via Canada Post, it is the property of Canada Post until it is delivered. It will be delivered, as addressed, when the rotating strike action allows.

Home Warranties for Albertans

The New Home Buyer Protection Act came into effect on February 1, 2014, requiring builders to provide home warranty coverage for all new homes built in the province. 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.

For More Information

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

  • Date modified: 2018-11-16