Tarion failing new home buyers

Ontario’s home warranty agency ‘favoured the interests of builders at the expense of homebuyers’

Tarion, Ontario’s home warranty agency, has failed thousands of new homebuyers by placing the interests of builders ahead of theirs, according to a scathing report tabled by Bonnie Lysyk, the province’s auditor general.

Tarion is supposed to ensure builders honour their warranties on new homes. The service is mandatory for new homebuyers, and the cost is typically built into the price of a new home.