The Legacy Homes New Home Warranty

Legacy Homes is proud to be a Registered Builder with the Tarion Warranty Corporation, the independent regulator of Ontario’s new home building industry. Every new home we build in Ontario is protected by a comprehensive warranty provided by Legacy Homes and guaranteed by Tarion Warranty Corporation.

Our new homeowners benefit from:

  • One Year Warranty Protection Plan
  • Two Year Warranty Protection Plan against defects in work and materials
  • Seven Year Warranty Protection Plan against major structural defects (MSD)

Warranty coverage begins on the date of possession of your new home and remains in effect until the end of the warranty period, even if the home is sold before the warranty expires. Peace of mind for you and improved resale value if you sell.

1 Year Warranty Details

  • Requires a home is constructed in a workman-like manner and free from defects in material;
  • Protects against unauthorized substitutions
  • Requires the home to be fit for habitation;
  • Protects against Ontario Building Code violations; and
  • Applies for one year, beginning on the home’s date of possession even if the home is sold.

2 Year Warranty Details

  • Protects against water penetration through the basement or foundation walls;
  • Protects against defects in materials that affect windows, doors and caulking and defects in work that results in water penetration into the building envelope;
  • Covers defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery and distribution systems;
  • Covers defects in work or materials that result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding (such as brickwork, aluminum or vinyl siding);
  • Protects against violations of the Ontario Building Code that affect health and safety; and
  • Applies for two years, beginning on the home’s date of possession.

3-7 Year Warranty Details

Your home’s seven year warranty covers major structural defects (MSD) and begins on the date you take possession of the home and ends on the seventh anniversary of that date.  For example, if your home’s date of possession is October 23, 2005, the seven year MSD warranty begins on October 23, 2005 and remains in effect until and including October 23, 2012.

A major structural defect is defined in the The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act as:

In respect of a post June 30, 2012 home, any defect in work or materials in respect of a building, including a crack, distortion or displacement of a structural load-bearing element of the building, if it,

(i) results in failure of a structural load-bearing element of the building,

(ii) materially and adversely affects the ability of a structural load-bearing element of the building to carry, bear and resist applicable structural loads for the usual and ordinary service life of the element, or

(iii) materially and adversely affects the use of a significant portion of the building for usual and ordinary purposes of a residential dwelling and having regard to any specific use provisions set out in the purchase agreement for the home

The seven year MSD warranty includes significant damage due to soil movement*, major cracks in basement walls, collapse or serious distortion of joints or roof structure and chemical failure of materials. In addition to the general exclusions, the seven year MSD warranty specifically excludes: dampness not arising from failure of a load-bearing portion of the building; damage to drains or services; and damage to finishes.


On or before the day you take possession of your new home, we will provide you with a Homeowners Information Package. This package will outline all the benefits you receive as part of your new home warranty and will include a Certificate of Completion and Possession. This certificate confirms your home has been enrolled in the Tarion Warranty program and you are protected by the one, two, and seven-year warranties.

For specific details on these comprehensive warranties, please visit Tarion Warranty Corporation.

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