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New Homes

Become better informed before purchasing a new home, and learn about home warranty insurance coverage and claims. Our registries and guides have all the information you need.

Name change: the Homeowner Protection Office is now Licensing & Consumer Services. New name, same services.

Buying and selling new homes

Using the New Homes Registry

Our Registry is an invaluable tool for homebuyers, realtors, lawyers, local governments and others to check the status of a new home or a new home under construction.

Buying a New Home

Looking to buy a new home in B.C.? First check if it was constructed by a licensed residential builder and if it has third-party home warranty insurance. Here’s why.

Buying a Previously Owned Home

When looking to buy a previously-owned home, make sure you know when it was built, if third-party home warranty insurance is attached to the home and who built it.

Home warranty insurance

Home Warranty Insurance on New Homes

Learn about home warranty insurance coverage in B.C., including possible exclusions, coverage limits, commencement dates and exemptions.

Maintenance on Homes

Improper maintenance of your home could have a negative impact on your home warranty insurance. Get a better understanding of your obligations and find some helpful resources on home maintenance.

Home Warranty Insurance Claims

If, as a homeowner, you find a potential construction defect before any applicable home warranty insurance coverage expires, you should take immediate action. Learn how here.

Repair Warranty Insurance on Building Envelope Renovations

Learn more about minimum coverage for warranty insurance covering applicable building envelope renovations, plus how to file a warranty insurance claim if you find a defect.

Building Envelope Renovation Regulations

Not all building envelope repairs require warranty insurance. Discover whether repairs meet the requirements under the Regulations and find resources to help inform your repair strategy.

Managing Strata Repairs FAQ

Find answers to common questions regarding major repairs, including a strata council’s obligations, what potential buyers should know about any problems, who should perform renovation work and more.