Mandatory 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
  • 10 years' coverage for major structural components
Learn more about Alberta’s better warranty standards and get to know your role at   Home Warranty Alberta