Developer Surety

The Guarantee provides Developer Surety Bonds to the Canadian residential development industry. Developer Surety Bonds satisfy provincial legislation by providing warranty and deposit protection to home buyers.  

Why Choose The Guarantee for Developer Surety?

The Guarantee has been issuing Developer Surety Bonds in Canada since 1992 and has the depth of knowledge and expertise required for your project. Our team of skilled professionals will work with you to ensure that our Developer Surety Bonds are tailored to your specific residential development project.

Our Developer Surety Bonds 

Ontario

Tarion Warranty Corporation Bond

The Tarion Warranty Corporation Bond provides security to Tarion Warranty Corporation that can be called on in the event the developer fails to abide by the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. This bond guarantees each purchaser’s deposit up to $20,000 per condominium unit and provides the warranty protection required by Tarion.

Developers benefit from this bond since it eliminates the need to post a letter of credit or other type of security to Tarion.  In addition, the first $20,000 of deposits are eligible to be released to the Developer to help finance the development of the project.  This bond is very competitively priced and provides an inexpensive source of project financing.

Excess Condominium Deposit Insurance (ECDI) & Condominium Deposit Insurance (CDI)

The Condominium Act requires that deposits paid by a purchaser to a condominium developer be held in trust by a trustee. Deposits may be released from trust to the developer so long as an Excess Condominium Deposit Insurance (ECDI) or Condominium Deposit Insurance (CDI) policy is issued. These policies guarantee that the deposits will be repaid to the purchaser if the developer fails to deliver the purchaser’s condominium in accordance with the purchase agreement.

ECDI policies are issued for condominium projects covered by the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. The ECDI policy guarantees the return of the purchasers’ deposits in excess of the $20,000 guaranteed by the Tarion Warranty Corporation Bond.

A CDI policy is issued for condominium projects that are not covered by the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, such as:

  • Commercial condominiums
  • Office condominiums
  • Retail condominiums
  • Residential condominium conversions

Developers benefit from an ECDI and/or CDI policy since these products enable them to use purchasers’ deposits as a low-cost and easily-accessible source of financing for the condominium project.

Subdivision Bonds

The Guarantee provides Subdivision Bonds to developers for residential development projects.  The Subdivision Bond guarantees that the developer will perform its obligations to the municipality under the subdivision agreement.  Subdivision Bonds are an attractive alternative to letters of credit, freeing up additional credit availability and typically reducing the collateral security requirements.

Purchaser’s Deposit Bond

When purchasing a new condominium unit, substantial deposits are usually required by the developer. The Purchaser’s Deposit Bond allows the purchaser to defer the payment of some of these deposits until the purchaser occupies the condominium unit. 

British Columbia

Deposit Protection Insurance

The Real Estate Development Marketing Act requires that deposits paid by a condominium purchaser must be held by a trustee. The trustee may release the deposits to the developer so long as a Deposit Protection Insurance policy is in place.

The Deposit Protection Insurance policy guarantees that the deposits released to the developer will be repaid if the developer fails to deliver the condominium to the purchaser in accordance with the purchase agreement.

Developers benefit from Deposit Protection Insurance because they can use purchasers’ deposits as a low-cost and easily accessible source of financing for the condominium project.

Alberta

Deposit Protection Insurance

Under the Alberta Condominium Property Act, condominium developers must ensure that a trustee holds all deposits paid by a purchaser in trust until the purchaser assumes ownership of the condominium unit. The trustee may release the deposits to the developer if the deposits are insured under a government-approved purchaser protection program. The Guarantee's Deposit Protection policy is approved for use by the Alberta government. This product provides financial protection for the purchaser's deposit in the event the developer fails to deliver the condominium to the purchaser in accordance with the purchase agreement. Developers benefit from this product by using purchasers' deposits as a low-cost and easily accessible source of financing for the construction of the condominium project, lowering their overall financing costs and increasing the project profitability.

Let’s Get Started

To find out more about Developer Surety, contact Pamela Martin, Director - Developer Surety, The Guarantee at 416-223-9580 ext. 11271.