Régie du bâtiment du Québec
The Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) ensures that the managers of the guarantee comply with the dispositions of the Regulation respecting the Guarantee plan for new residential buildings.
We recommend that you immediately verify the protections and compensations you might be entitled to. Then learn about the claim procedure provided for in the Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings.
The RBQ wishes to remind you that the timeliness of the claim is highly important for you to assert your rights in this regard.
The guarantee offered by the plan expires five (5) years after the acceptance of your house or condo.
If your house or condo has been built more than 5 years ago, it is no longer covered by the Guarantee plan for new residential buildings. If you try to make a claim with the manager of the plan, he/she will likely give a decision based on the fact that the guarantee has expired.
Even though such a decision may be appealed in arbitration, you may also examine your possible rights of recourse with a legal advisor. Such rights include the possibility of appealing to civil courts.