New Home Warranty Inspections
Every new home in Ontario is protected by a mandatory
warranty that is provided by the builder against building materials and
workmanship. Unfortunately, problems often occur after the warranty has
expired. Such problems can be a real nightmare. Donít let a contractorís
mistakes or negligence make your life miserable: protect yourself and
your investment! Russell Certified Home Inspections is focused on
defects in material and workmanship. Many of these defects relate to
failure to meet building codes or standards.
Even brand new homes
have flaws. While most homeowners can identify the cosmetic
deficiencies in a home, a trained professional should be consulted to
examine the technical aspects and mechanical function of the home. Make
sure you have Russell Certified Home Inspections look at your home
before your new home warranty expires. Your RCHI inspector will examine
the house from attic to basement and our report covers all the major
systems in the house including Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Electrical,
Heating and Cooling, Insulation, Plumbing and Interior systems to
identify defects and other problems before they become your problems.
is the homeownerís responsibility to notify the builder of any major
deficiencies inside these time frames. We suggest having the inspection
done 10 or 11 months after possession of the home. Let one of our
qualified inspectors walk you through this process and provide a full
report that can be used when completing and submitting your warranty
form to the builder. RCHIís New Home Warranty Inspections will inspect
all accessible and visible components and equipment in your new home, to
ensure that it has been built and finished to the standards accepted.
Our inspections are as detailed and thorough as possible and include all
areas of the home.
New homes are covered by the Ontario New
Home Warranty Program (ONHWP) against defects in materials and
workmanship for the first year. Water penetration from the exterior and
mechanical equipment such as the furnace, have warranty coverage of two
years from the date of possession. The house is covered for a period of
seven years against major structural failure which leaves the house
substantially uninhabitable. The buyer must notify both the builder and
the ONHWP in writing (Statutory Warranty Form below) within the
applicable warranty period i.e. 1 yr, 2yr and 7 yr.
Click on the Links Below for Your Warranty Forms:
30-Day Statutory Warranty Form
Year-End Statutory Warranty Form
Second-Year Statutory Warranty Form
For more information regarding your Tarion New Home Warranty click here.
RCHI's Maintenance Plans
Russell Certified Home Inspections proudly offers Semi-annual and Yearly Maintenance Inspection Plans
Early problem detection is crucial in reducing home ownership
costs and increasing property value. Using a Yearly, or the Semi-annual
Maintenance Inspection Plan gives you the advantage of having a
certified, professional, inspector evaluate your home and identify in
writing any items that may require repair or are close to needing
After an initial home inspection, our plan schedules
your property for an inspection annually or semi annually as agreed, at a
Annual Plan customers save 25% on the appropriate size home inspection fees.
Semi-annual Plan customers save 30% on the appropriate size inspection fees.
Our maintenance inspection plans benefit you by identifying
important repairs or minor maintenace items that may be required to
prevent little issues from becoming major problems. These plans may
especially benefit those homeowners who simply don't have time to deal
with maintenance issues themselves and commonly hire tradespeople to do
this type of work.
Awareness allows time to research contractors
and schedule ahead rather than trying to deal with emergencies and
paying overtime rates or facing major repairs.
As an unbiased
party I save my customers substantial amounts of money by preventing
them from paying for needless repairs, or replacements pushed by
misleading or dishonest contractors.
When it comes time to sell, as a valued RCHI customer you will receive several additional benefits.
You will receive a final inspection under the annual or semi-annual
plan that is a complete Pre-Listing Inspection charged at your
When the final pre-listing inspection is
complete and you are ready to list your home, all maintenance inspection
customers will receive a complete documented History of Inspection from
Russell Certified Home Inspections.
Along with your repair
records and receipts this will provide you with both a Pre-Listing
Inspection report, A History of Inspection report, and all records
necessary for full disclosure; thus eliminating possible litigation for
unknown issues against you or your Realtor.
additional benefit, when you purchase your new home, all RCHI
Maintenance Inspection Plan customers will receive a 25% discount, on
the fee applicable to the residence being purchased, for a Home
Inspection anywhere within my normal inspection area.