Home Owners Warranty

Definition

  • A guarantee on the workmanship or construction of a home including the functionality of some appliances. The warranty also pays for some repairs within a specified period.

Synonyms
assurance, certificate, contract, guarantee from defects, written promise, homeowners warranty

Acronyms
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Alternate Spellings
Homeowners Warranty

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Extended Warranty Definition,
    • A service contract that covers certain vehicle repairs or problems after the manufacturer's or dealer's warranty expires. Extended warranties are sold by vehicle manufacturers, dealers, and independent companies. With a new vehicle, the extended warranty must be purchased by the end of the first year of ownership.
  • Guarantee Definition,
    • An enforceable warranty on the promise of quality of a product or formal promise by one person to take responsibility for the debts or obligations of another person if that person fails to meet them.
  • Home Warranty Definition,
    • A policy that guarantees workmanship on construction of a home and functionality of some appliances, and which pays for repairs for a specified period.
  • Homeowners Insurance Definition,
    • A policy that includes hazard coverage, covering loss or damage to property and/or assets located within, as well as coverage for personal liability and theft.
  • Latent Defect Definition,
    • A deficiency in a piece of property that can't be seen easily, such as termite damage or the presence of dangerous levels of radon.
  • Service Contract Definition,
    • Also known as extended warranty. A contract that covers certain car repairs or problems after the manufacturer's or dealer's warranty expires. Extended warranties are sold by car manufacturers, dealers and independent companies. With a new car, the extended warranty usually must be purchased by the end of the first year of ownership.
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