I would love to finish my basement in the next 3 months. It's a new build but have been told that if anything were to happen it would void my terrion warranty. The house has been up for almost a year now. What do you think?
Most homeowners can't wait to put their mark on their new home by decorating and renovating. Before making any renovations to a new home, read your agreement of purchase and sale.
In many agreements, builders include a clause that states you should not finish your basement within the first two years of possession. These years are when homeowners should be watching for any foundation cracks or water leaks in their basement. If there is water penetration, unless the builder has finished your basement, he or she is not responsible for the damage it may cause to your basement's finishes.
If renovations damage an item under warranty, that item will no longer be covered. For example, if you install pot lights and the alterations made to the electrical panel cause issues with the electricity in your home, it will no longer be covered under warranty
In short, you need to read the fine print on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale from the builder to decide what is your coverage.
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