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Tarion - Still useless in 2021 - Your opinion?

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Tarion - Still useless in 2021 - Your opinion?

Simple issues and going through hoops and I never hear any follow ups from them - I have yet to get an inspection done but already preparing for the worst.

Has anyone ever actually won a dispute against the builder via Tarion?
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Sep 27, 2020
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Yes. Actually Tarion pays themselves if the builder doesn't complete on time. You just need to stick with it and follow all their deadlines.
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Challenge is that during the pandemic Tarion has allowed the builder lots of leeway in their operations. Dealing with deficiencies is stressful enough but during a pandemic it must be a nightmare.
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We bought a new build in 2019 and tarion worked great for us. Always came to fix whatever our complaint was and sometimes took care of other things we messed up ourselves (paint scratches etc)
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lolbeast wrote: We bought a new build in 2019 and tarion worked great for us. Always came to fix whatever our complaint was and sometimes took care of other things we messed up ourselves (paint scratches etc)
Wow that is a new one - Tarion asked the builder to fix your paint scratches??? Did you put that in the PDI?

I am surprised that Tarion would ask the builder to repair client damage.
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Cybersid wrote: Wow that is a new one - Tarion asked the builder to fix your paint scratches??? Did you put that in the PDI?

I am surprised that Tarion would ask the builder to repair client damage.
The inspector was nice and told me they’d cover it as a favor. We had a great experience with tarion every time
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lolbeast wrote: The inspector was nice and told me they’d cover it as a favor. We had a great experience with tarion every time
Interesting, complete opposite for myself and the neighborhood so far.
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Cybersid wrote: Interesting, complete opposite for myself and the neighborhood so far.
I guess it depends on the guy you get that day. Usually one guy covers an entire area.
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That’s why it’s important to find a good builder with a good track record. Tarion is utterly useless. Massive conflict of interest.
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JayLove06 wrote: That’s why it’s important to find a good builder with a track record. Ration is utterly useless. Massive conflict of interest.
Agreed, 2nd house new build - Tarion is still useless. The contractors working on the home were the bottom of the barrel . Everyone in the neighborhood complaining (All detached houses)

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