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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the process to reserve a property or condo unit?

First you need to meet with one of our representatives. The representative will show you what properties or units are available as well as all conditions related to signing a preliminary contract.

http://voyertremblay.com/en/our-projects/ 

 

Can I pay part of my house or condo in cash to avoid paying taxes?

It is impossible to pay for a real estate transaction in cash, whether in full or in part in order to avoid paying the applicable sales taxes. The final purchase price of your home will total the amount specified in the original contract plus anything else added during the process. The sales taxes (GST and QST) will then be calculated on the property’s total price. Note however that with the purchase of a new home you may be entitled to a tax credit. You will find all relevant information at the question.

 

How much time is required between signing the contract and delivery of my house or condo?

Building a home requires 12 to 16 weeks (3 to 4 months). Additionally, pre-construction administration must be added to this timeframe. During this period, clients must fulfill their legal obligations, such as having their financing approved. Following receipt of proof of financing and the architectural plan, clients will meet with Voyer & Tremblay’s designers and certain suppliers in order to make some design choices for their future home. Before beginning construction we need to obtain the permit from the city to begin the work.

For condos, there are several factors that can influence this time period. Our representatives will be able to inform you on the required time for the condo you are considering.

 

What are the different stages of construction?

The five major stages of construction are the following: excavation and foundation work, framing, exterior finishing, interior finishing and finally the exterior design (grass, fencing, paving).

 

Is it possible to advance the delivery date of my house or condo?

It is sometimes possible to advance the delivery date. This possibility will be available to you if we are ahead in our schedule, in which case no pressure will be placed on you whatsoever and you will be completely free to accept or decline this offer.

 

Can I visit my house or condo while it is being built?

Voyer & Tremblay is responsible for safety on its project sites. Therefore we have a policy guiding client visits on our sites. Your representative will inform you on all applicable regulations.

 

Can I provide you with products or materials for your workers or suppliers to install?

For legal reasons, Voyer & Tremblay only installs products from its own suppliers. Our supplies come from the top suppliers, enabling us to obtain high-quality products with the best guarantees in the industry. Our purchase volume allows us to offer them at very competitive costs.

 

Why do I have to make my choices with different suppliers?

Over 85% of the choices are made by Voyer & Tremblay, except for those involving the kitchen, lights and ceramic. These areas offer a multitude of possibilities and require specific expertise. We work with the services of reputable specialists, which opens the door to a greater variety of finishing materials and layouts to choose from.

 

Why is my choice of exterior materials limited?

Being much more than just a builder of homes, Voyer & Tremblay creates homogeneous neighbourhoods with architectural and aesthetic harmony that keep their appeal and value through the years. That is why all our projects are subject to architectural guidelines imposed by Voyer & Tremblay and by municipalities. The colour combinations and exterior materials are determined by pre-established standards.

 

What energy efficiency and insulation methods will be used for my home?

The insulation of our homes meets and exceeds the requirements of the Québec Construction Code, which include the latest energy efficiency standards. You may visit this link (in French) to know all requirements of this standard:

https://www.rbq.gouv.qc.ca/formation-efficacite-energetique/index.html

 

Will my house or condo be built with environment-friendly materials?

While maintaining an unbeatable quality-price ratio, Voyer & Tremblay favours sustainable development practices to minimize the environmental footprint of its homes. Click on this link to see all of these sustainable practices:

http://voyertremblay.com/en/voyertremblay/engagement-environnemental/

 

Will my house or condo be built using the best industry practices?

Voyer & Tremblay follows the current Construction Code to the letter and is committed to following and even surpassing the strictest, highest standards of the industry. In case of doubt you may at any time consult a qualified building inspector who can confirm this.

 

How does the Guarantee Plan for new residential buildings work?

This guarantee is used to designate what is and is not guaranteed in the construction of new houses and condos. It protects buyers if builders refuse to make certain repairs and informs them on the normal maintenance of their home. The guarantee defines the main guidelines on the responsibilities of the builder and of the client.

 

How does the government tax credit work?

Upon purchase of a new home, eligible buyers can get back part of the applicable GST and QST. This tax credit is applied by the builder directly to the purchase price of the new home, which reduces the amount payable when the property is acquired. The reimbursed amount of the GST comes to 36% of the tax paid on the products and services, up to a maximum of $6,300. However, this amount is lower if the new home’s purchase price is between $350,000 and $450,000. No tax credit is granted if the purchase price is $450,000 or more. The QST tax credit amount is 50% of the Quebec sales tax that is paid and cannot exceed $9,975. This amount is lower if the purchase price falls between $200,000 and $300,000, and no credit is granted if the purchase price is $300,000 or higher.

 

How does assigning co-ownership work with condos?

Once the majority of the condos have been sold and delivered, an independent professional calls all co-owners to a meeting to transfer management of the condominium from the developer to the co-owners. At this meeting, the assigned professional will explain the responsibilities of the condo board to the new co-owners and administrators will be elected among them. An annual budget will also be presented and adopted by the attendees and the condo fees will be established for each unit. Immediately following this first general meeting will be a meeting of the new condo board during which tasks and responsibilities will be attributed to each member.