Homeowner Warranties: Taking the Mystery Out of the "2-5-10"


Most folks in the construction business have heard about "mandatory warranties" for residential construction. They may know that the Homeowner Protection Office is involved in enforcing the requirements. They may even know that the Homeowner Protection Act contains the specific requirements for residential builders in B.C.

In my experience, however, many are surprised when they are advised of the specifics of the warranty program, and the responsibilities of the involved parties. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on what this warranty regime is all about.

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