CCI Newsletter 3 - 2021-2022

Managing Your Common Elements Warranty

Managing your Common Elements Warranty

Welcome to your brand - new condominium! You ’ ve settled in and the Builder has turned over the complex to your new Board of Directors who are now responsible for the corporation ’ s operations. As a new Board, you are responsible to retain a professional engineer or architect to conduct a performance audit of the common elements under the Condominium Act. Common elements are the shared areas located outside of the boundaries of individual units and can include the building structure, roofs, walls, windows, doors, amenity rooms, roadways, parking garages, landscaping, etc., as stated in your condominium declaration. The purpose of the performance audit is for the auditor to provide a professional opinion to whether any deficiencies exist in the common elements after construction has been completed which may give rise to a claim under the Ontario New Warranties Plan Act.

Josh Gooding, B.E.Sc., EIT Project Associate 519-550-7384

Condominium Common Element Warranty Coverage

Tarion is responsible for administering the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, which outlines the warranty protection that new home and condominium builders must provide, by law, to their customers. Common elements are protected with one - , two - and seven - year warranties. The warranty coverage periods for the common elements are measured from the day the condominium corporation is registered. It is important for condominium Board of Director ’ s to be educated on warranty coverage


What ’ s Covered:

What ’ s not Covered:

• Defects in materials and workmanship. • Ontario Building Code violations. • Unauthorized substitutions. • Defects that cause the home to be unfit for habitation.

• Normal wear and tear. • Normal shrinkage of materials. • Settling soil.

• Secondary damage to personal property. • Damage from improper maintenance. • Alterations, deletions, or additions made by the owner. • Damaged from an act of God. • Damage caused by municipal services or other utilities.

Olivia Valiquette, B.E.Sc., EIT Project Associate ovaliquette@edisonengineers. ca 226-921-4072

First Year

• Water penetration through the basement, foundation and building envelope. • Defects in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery distribution systems. • Detachment, displacement, or deterioration of the exterior cladding. • Ontario Building Code Health and Safety violations. • Defects that result in failure of a load- bearing portion of the building. • Defects that materially and adversely affect the use of the building for the purpose of which it was intended.

• Same as first year coverage.

Second Year

• Same as first year coverage.

Joe McGowan, B.E.Sc., P.Eng. Project Manager, Shareholder jmcgowan@edisonengineers. ca 519-878-5177

Seven Year

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