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BC Housing: BC New Home Warranty Requirements & Enrollment
BC Housing describes the 2-5-10 year home warranty insurance. Coverage includes a minimum of 2 years on labour and materials (some limits apply), 5 years on the building envelope including water penetration and 10 years on the structure of the home. (PDF)

BC Housing: Guide To Home Warranty Insurance In BC
BC Housing online Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia provides prospective new home buyers and owners of new homes with information on home warranty insurance in B.C. (PDF)

BC Housing: Understanding BC Home Warranty Insurance
BC Housing provides tips to help new home buyers and owners of new homes understand the basics of home warranty insurance and their rights and responsibilities. (PDF)

Clark Wilson: Overview Of BC 2-5-10 New Home Warranty
Clark Wilson describes BC mandatory 2-5-10 new home warranty including iiInception & purpose, who it applies to, licensing requirements, securing coverage, builder obligations, what is covered, exceptions, and implications.
Information Sources

BC Housing: BC Licensing & Consumer Services
BC Housing Licensing & Consumer Services is responsible for residential builder licensing, monitoring the provision of mandatory third-party home warranty insurance, administering a no-interest repair loan program & PST Relief Grant for owners of leaky homes, and research & education to benefit the residential construction building industry and consumers.
Issues & Performance

BC Housing: BC New Home Warranty Requirements
BC Housing describes how according to the Homeowner Protection Act and regulations, new homes built in B.C. by licensed residential builders must be covered by mandatory, third-party home warranty insurance.

BC Housing: BC Regulatory Bulletins
BC Housing online Regulatory Bulletin series is intended to help Licensed Residential Builders and others to better understand and interpret the Homeowner Protection Act and its regulations.

BC Housing: Registry of Enforcement Actions For Those Contravening Homeowner Protection Act
BC Housing’s Enforcement Registry is a publicly available and searchable registry of enforcement actions in the province, which includes compliance orders, monetary penalties and Crown counsel convictions. They update records of enforcement actions and Crown counsel convictions every month, pursuant to Section 29.5 of the Homeowner Protection Act. They also keep records of past compliance orders, monetary penalties and convictions.
Procedures

BC Housing: Online Search Of BC New Homes Registry
BC Housing online search tool allows you to find out if a new home or new home under construction has a policy of home warranty insurance and is built by a Licensed Residential Builder. You can search for single detached homes and multi-unit (including duplex) buildings.

BC Housing: Resources On Dispute Resolution
BC Housing provides information and resources on alternative dispute resolution and residential construction disputes.

Builder Books: Purchasable Book On Warranties For Builders & Remodelers
Book from NAHB that gives home builders, remodelers, trade contractors, suppliers and other industry professionals vital knowledge concerning the basic elements of a warranty so they can avoid costly mistakes. $27 USD

NAHB: Purchasable Book: Beyond Warranty, Building Your Referral Business
US National Association of Home Builders book Beyond Warranty: Building Your Referral Business will teach you how to align buyer expectations with the service they receive, create a limited warranty document, develop and use warranty and maintenance guidelines effectively, structure warranty service procedures especially for your market, create an efficient repair process, and make service a positive experience for home owners. $45 USD
Product Supply

BC Housing: List Of New Home Warranty Providers In BC
BC Housing provides a list of new home warranty provders, with links their Web sites.
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