Tips To Help You Ease Into Your Brand-New Home


Tips To Help You Ease Into Your Brand-New Home

Tags: Homes, Pre-Delivery Inspection, inspection, Warranty, Home Maintenance

(NC) All homes come with responsibilities. Older homes often require more significant repairs and inspection before you move in and throughout your time there. But new-build homes come with a unique set of duties associated with your builder’s warranty. To make sure you’re ready for it and to get the most out of your coverage, here are a few tips:

1. Take your pre-delivery inspection seriously.
The PDI will take place with your builder on or before your closing date or your occupancy date if it’s a condo. More than just a walk through to acquaint you with your new home, this inspectionis mainly for identifying incomplete, damaged or missing items that your builder must address.

The PDI form your builder fills out becomes an official record of the condition of your home before you moved in. It may be referenced in future warranty claims, so make sure it captures everything before you sign it.

2. Submit your warranty requests on time.
When it comes to your warranty, timing is everything. If you fail to report warranty issues to the builder during the applicable warranty period, you may end up missing out on coverage.

Take a moment to review what’s covered at every stage of your warranty and the timeframes for when you can make claims. The easiest way to submit warranty claims is online through Tarion, the regulatory body that administers new home warranties in the province.

3. Practice proper home maintenance.
Effective home maintenance has added importance for owners of new-build homes. If you neglect to maintain your home — such as by not ensuring appropriate humidity levels indoors — you may end up jeopardizing your warranty coverage on issues that arise as a result of the neglect.

Use your PDI as a chance to ask your builder how to properly care for your home. There are other ways you can learn about proper home maintenance — the internet and owner’s manuals are just a couple.

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