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Browse our frequently asked questions to find the answers you’re looking for on new home warranty policy coverage, how to file a claim, home care and maintenance, how to access the homeowner portal and more.
Third-party new home warranty interference for both single-family and multi-family homebuilders and homeowners in Alberta is a growing – and concerning – trend. Various parties throughout the province are ineffectively inserting themselves in the warranty process in the name of customer advocacy, but the reality is that their purported services provide little value-add to home warranty policyholders, and worse, can complicate and interfere with the claims process in general.
What can you do about it?
- If you’re approached by a third-party claiming to offer new home warranty inspection or review expertise, immediately contact us at 1.800.352.8240 (Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm MT) or by email at email@example.com
- If you’re concerned about a third-party’s services or approach, we would encourage you to consider filing a consumer complaint.
- Document and save communications related to interactions with third-party warranty interference.
- Do not hesitate to initiate a claim with us as your new home warranty provider, who will work with you to provide understanding around what is and isn’t warrantable, and why.
Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage and settlement processes are common in all concrete construction. Under the structural defect warranty, the Program may inspect any crack(s) for possible coverage. Alone, crack(s) in the foundation are not considered a structural defect.
Check out our structural guide to learn more.
Normal cracks in drywall are not considered defects in materials, labour or design. Under the terms of the structural defect warranty, the Program may inspect drywall cracks for evidence of a load-bearing component of the home failing to provide support. In making this determination, factors causing the movement are examined.
Check out our structural guide to learn more.
The premium that appears on your Home Warranty Insurance Policy is the payment due for applicable insurance as mandated in the Insurance Act. This payment has already been paid through your builder and therefore, no further payment is required.
We’re sorry you are experiencing issues with your password. Please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you with resetting your password and logging into the Homeowner Portal.
If you disagree with the Claims Assessment Report, please visit our File a Claim page, where we outline all available options.
In order to create a username and password using the Invitation Code please follow the directions below:
- Click on Homeowner Portal
- Where it says “Have access to an invitation code?” select, “Redeem it here”.
- Enter the invitation code number and click “Next”
- Create a username and password
- Confirm password and click on “Create Account”
Please email our Contact Center team at email@example.com with a copy of the Certificate of Title in order to have your contact information updated in our database and receive access to the Homeowner Portal.
Membership with ANHWP demonstrates that our Builder Members are committed to meeting performance obligations and demonstrating excellence in customer service, product quality, expertise, experience, and the financial capacity to support business activities, the backing of sound business plans.
Our rigorous membership criteria ensure that every Builder Member shares our commitment to performance and professionalism and understands their responsibility to provide remedies for homebuyers when issues arise.
Invitation codes can only be used once. If your code is not working, try logging into the Homeowner Portal with the username and password you previously set up. If you still receive trouble accessing your account, please contact us.
We are proud to be partnered with over 400 of Alberta’s top homebuilders. View our Builder Directory to see the full list of members.
The day warranty insurance coverage begins is called the “commencement date”. A common misconception is that this date is the day a new homeowner moves in, which is not always the case.
For single-family homes the commencement date is: the earliest of (1) the date a new home is first occupied; (2) the date an accredited agency, accredited municipality, or accredited regional services commission grants permission to occupy a new home; and (3) the date the transfer of title to a new home is registered.
For non-condominium multi-family units (for example, a duplex unit or row townhome with no common warrantable property): the earliest of (1) the date a new home is first occupied; (2) the date an accredited agency, accredited municipality, or accredited regional services commission grants permission to occupy a new home; and (3) the date the transfer of title to a new home is registered.
For a multi-family unit registered under a condominium plan: the earliest of (1) the date a new home is first occupied; and (2) the date an accredited agency, accredited municipality or accredited regional services commission grants permission to occupy a new home.
For warrantable common property in a multi-family building or for the property for which a condominium corporation is responsible under its bylaws: (1) the title to an inhabitable unit in a building or building in a phase of development of a condominium is transferred from the homebuilder to a purchaser of a unit in an arm’s length transaction; and (2) the homebuilder has agreed with a qualified person to have the qualified person prepare a building assessment report for the building or for the phase of development within 180 days of the transfer of title described in (1).
Your warranty expiration dates can be found on the last page of your Home Warranty Insurance Policy, or on the Homeowner Portal.
Mediation requires both the homeowner and homebuilder to agree to participate. If one of these parties does not accept the mediation request, we are unable to continue the process.