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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.


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.


Home Warranty Insurance

Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia (brochure)

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


Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia

Information on home warranty insurance for homebuyers and homeowners, including: how the system works, what home warranty insurance covers, how to check if your home's covered by warranty insurance, getting the most from your insurance, what to do about possible defects, and where to get more information.


Residential Construction Performance Guide (for 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.


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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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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