Definition : Garantie de construction résidentielle (Residential Construction Guarantee)

Legal person (non-profit organization) authorized by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) (Québec Building Board) to administer the (mandatory) “plan de garantie des bâtiments résidentiels neufs” (Guarantee Plan for new residential buildings) for the entire Quebec territory. This organization guarantees the faithful execution of the legal and contractual obligations of a contractor resulting from a contract entered into with a beneficiary. It is governed by the “Règlement sur le plan de garantie des bâtiments résidentiels neufs (Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings). Its mission is to improve the quality of residential construction and its board of directors includes professionals in the fields of architecture, law and engineering, government agencies representatives, members of consumer associations and contractors.

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The scope of the compulsory guarantee plan The Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings came into force in 1999. It is administered by the “Régie du Bâtiment du Québec” (Quebec Construction Board) (QCB). Its compulsory nature distinguishes it from the optional guarantee plans offered in the market. It applies to buildings that are entirely new, such as:
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