To many, putting on that bright orange construction vest and yellow hard hat in the early morning signals the start of work. At Tarion, we recognize each and… > More
Welcome to Tarion’s The Open Door Blog where we want to empower new home owners by sharing real experiences from other homeowners. It’s that simple. Whether you own a new home or condo, are considering buying one, or just love to dream about it, we want to share stories that can help you protect what is likely the biggest investment of your life.
Who are we? Well, Tarion administers and enforces the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. If there is a new home or condo in Ontario, it is a good bet that it also comes with a Tarion-backed warranty. Our job is to work with homeowners and home builders to make sure that the new home warranty is clear and that it is applied consistently and fairly. In other words, our business is about building confidence in the building business. One of the best ways to build confidence is through open dialogue. So, come on in! The door is open and so is the conversation.
If there’s one thing that is instantly recognizable as something you do not want in your home, it’s mould. Although mould growth is often associated with older homes… > More
That’s right. On top of deposit protection, coverage for defects in structure, workmanship and materials, Ontario’s new home warranty offers up to $7,500 in compensation if your builder… > More
The recent fire in Fort McMurray captured the attention of the world and the compassion and generosity of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Like all families… > More
2016 marks Tarion’s 40th anniversary of serving new home buyers. After four decades, we have the experience and vision to enhance fairness and build confidence in the new… > More
New home owner? You don’t need us to tell you that you just made a huge investment. Like you, many new home owners are keen to entertain ways… > More
A worried new home buyer calls on Tarion for help only to discover her new home was being built illegally. How does this affect her new home purchase?
Tarion was created to administer the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, which the Ontario government passed in 1976. Since then we have remained committed to protecting new… > More
A numberless condo owner learns that her condo board is on tap to help resolve issues with common elements.
For many of us, buying a home requires all of our senses. We have to walk through the physical space, touch the finishing, look at the décor and… > More