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Warranty

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Homeowner Protection Office
Apchin Design is a member in good standing of the HPO

Homeowner Protection Act — Strong protection for new homebuyers
The Homeowner Protection Act & its Regulations ("Act") became effective July 1, 1999. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the Act requires all residential builders to be licensed by the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) and to provide the "2/5/10" warranty from an approved third party warranty provider. For further information please contact HPO at: (604) 646-7050 or visit their website at www.hpo.bc.ca

What is a "2/5/10" Warranty?
The Act outlines specific details about the mandatory warranty commonly referred to as a "2/5/10" warranty. It is the most comprehensive third party warranty in North America, and even the world. At law, builders must provide a third party warranty covering:

  • 2-Year Materials & Labour Warranty
  • First 12 months — coverage for any defect in materials and labour
  • First 15 months — coverage for any defects in materials and labour in the common property of a multi-unit building
  • First 24 months — coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning delivery and distribution systems. In addition, coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the exterior cladding, caulking, windows and doors that may lead to detachment or material damage to the new home
  • 5-Year Building Envelope Warranty
  • 10-Year Structural Defects Warranty