Régie du bâtiment du Québec
The buyer of a new building benefits from certain guarantees that protect him or her from the actions of the contractor and from certain problems that may arise following the purchase. The Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings offers the buyer protection in the event that the contractor with whom the buyer is doing business does not fulfil his or her obligations. Buyers of an eligible new building are automatically covered by the Guarantee Plan if they do business with a general contractor who holds the appropriate licences. Protection from design and production defects and defects in the ground, which are covered by the Guarantee Plan, lasts five years and starts as of the completion of the work. Other Guarantee Plan coverage starts at the time of the acceptance of the building (see definitions), provided the building is accepted within 24 months of the date on which the work ends. As long as the Guarantee Plan has not expired, it is transferable to any new buyer.
Garantie de construction résidentielle is an independent non-profit body that has been responsible for managing the Guarantee Plan for the entire province since January 1, 2015. However, for sales contracts signed and construction work started before January 1, 2015, the Guarantee Plan’s authorized managers are de construction résidentielle is an independent non-profit body that has been responsible for managing the Guarantee Plan for the entire province since January 1, 2015. However, for sales contracts signed and construction work started before January 1, 2015, the Guarantee Plan’s authorized managers are La Garantie Abritat Inc. and La Garantie Habitation du Québec Inc. Guarantee Contract and Building Inspection
Remedy in the Event of a ProblemIf the problem is covered by the Guarantee Plan, you can file a claim. The procedure and the types of claims that can be filed vary depending on the time at which the problem arises (before or after delivery).
Clientele General public.
Buildings Covered by the Guarantee Plan The following types of new buildings qualify for coverage under the Guarantee Plan:
Buildings Not Covered by the Guarantee PlanThe following buildings are not covered by the Guarantee Plan:
Coverage and benefits are described in the guarantee contract and in the Regulation respecting the Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings.
Regulation respecting the Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings, CQLR, chapter B-1.1, r. 8
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