This section applies to the purchase of new and conversion condominium developments only
As of February 1, 2014, developers are required to provide home warranty coverage for all new condominiums (and homes) built in Alberta. At minimum, warranty coverage must include:
- One year: labour and materials (i.e. flooring, paint, trim).
- Two years: defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems (i.e. heating, plumbing, and electrical systems).
- Five years: building envelope protection (exterior shell of home including walls and roof), with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage; and,
- Ten years: major structural components (i.e. frame and foundation).
The Government of Alberta regulates which warranty providers developers can use. Click here to view the approved warranty providers.
Alberta’s warranty program includes an easy-to-use online public registry. Builders are required to input warranty information for every new condominium or home they build as of February 1, 2014.
If your condominium has a warranty, you can access warranty information by typing in your address. This helps you track key dates and find contact information for your warranty provider.
If you’re shopping for a new home, you can use the registry to find out if the home has a warranty and how much coverage remains.
Last updated: January 2018