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Consumer guides

Buying a Home in British Columbia: A Consumer Protection Guide

This guide helps consumers make informed decisions about home purchases. Learn about the home-buying process, questions to ask, and  where to get help.

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Options for Resolving Construction Disputes

This guide will help those involved in residential construction disputes including: homeowners, strata councils, a municipality, architects, engineers, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and warranty providers.

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Home Warranty Insurance

Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia (brochure)

Tips to help homebuyers and homeowners of newly-built homes understand the basics of home warranty insurance, and their rights and responsibilities.

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Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia (2013)

Information on warranty insurance for homebuyers and homeowners of newly built homes, including: how the system works, what home warranty insurance covers, getting the most from your insurance, what to do about possible defects, and where to get more information.

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Residential Construction Performance Guide (for new homes covered by home warranty insurance)

A reference tool for licensed residential builders and homeowners with home warranty insurance. Learn how new homes should perform and which defects — including design, labour or materials — are covered under home warranty insurance.

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Owner Builder

Preparing for the Owner Builder Authorization Exam: Study guide

The guide answers commonly asked questions, explains how to take the exam, where to take the exam, what to bring, and more.

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More Resources

Research Library

Visit the Research Centre Library for more information on guides including:

  • Consumer Guide to High Performance Homes
  • Maintenance Guides
  • Residential Design and Construction Guides

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