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Buyer’s Kit

Since its beginning as the only mandatory guarantee plan, Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) has implemented various tools to improve residential construction quality in the province of Quebec and increase the coverage of new home buyers. The Buyer’s Kit fits into that vision by helping you enjoy your new property with confidence and peace of mind!

Maintenance Guide

This guide is a prevention tool helping owners of a new home maintain their investment in good condition.

Failures can be prevented by paying attention to warning signs of potential issues. Maintenance is a key element which helps limit damage and problems. However, some failures cannot be prevented by simple maintenance and may be covered by the guarantee plan.

The occurrence or presence of signs can have various causes, from normal material behaviour to a real defect. In some cases, observing and monitoring progression is recommended. However, it is always a good idea to contact your contractor first.

The Maintenance Guide lists the various checks to perform on the main components of your new home. They are ranked by importance and potential issues are highlighted, as well as some preventive and corrective actions to be undertaken if needed.

A schedule for seasonal maintenance on your new home can also be found in this guide. The section will particularly be useful for planning maintenance for the months and years to come. Finally, there is a helpful glossary at the end of the Maintenance Guide.

With it in hand, you’ll be ready to tour your property.

To your checklist!

→ Download the Maintenance Guide

Pre acceptance Inspection

This info sheet explains the importance of the pre‑acceptance inspection, a crucial step before you take possession of your new home.

It contains an inspection checklist, along with recommendations to minimize your risk of problems.

→ Download the Pre-acceptance inspection information sheet

Your Coverage

The Your Coverage info sheet gives an overview of the new residential buildings covered by the mandatory guarantee plan, along with the coverage you will have in case of any problems with your property and how long that coverage lasts.

→ Donwload the Your coverage information sheet

A Problem With Your Property?

The A Problem With Your Property? info sheet explains the steps to take to benefit from your coverage if a problem occurs before or after the acceptance of your property, and is covered by the guarantee plan.

→ Donwload the A problem with your property? information sheet

Our Commitment: Protecting the Interests of Buyers

For further guidance, refer to the Our Commitment: Protecting the Interests of Buyers info sheet for how to contact other resources available to you:

  • Association des consommateurs pour la qualité dans la construction (ACQC)
  • L’autorité du courtage immobilier au Québec (OACIQ)
  • Office de la protection du consommateur (OPC)
  • Regroupement des gestionnaires et copropriétaires du Québec (RGCQ)
  • SOS Plan de garantie – Service officiel de soutien au plan de garantie résidentielle

→ Donwload the Our commitment information sheet

Order a print version of the Buyer’s Kit

For more details or to order your Buyer’s Kit in hard copy, contact our customer service at 514‑657‑2333 or 1‑855‑657-2333, option 1, or by email at info@garantiegcr.com.

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