With recent purchase or sale of property, what happens to the Home Owner Grant?

If you are selling your property, we recommend that you check with your lawyer or notary regarding claiming the Home Owner Grant, prior to the sale.

The following notes are for general guidance only and are subject to detailed provisions in the Act and regulations.

If You Are Selling Your Property

To meet Home Owner Grant eligibility requirements, you must still be the registered owner and be living in the property as your principal residence when you claim the grant.

If You Have Sold the Property

If you are no longer the registered owner of the property, you cannot claim a Home Owner Grant.

Vendor Paid Full Taxes Prior to the Sale of the Property

If the vendor paid the full taxes on the property prior to the sale, the new owner cannot claim a Home Owner Grant.

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1. Did you forget to claim your grant last year?
2. Why do I have to claim my grant each year?
3. With recent purchase or sale of property, what happens to the Home Owner Grant?
4. Can the Home Owner Grant be claimed if the registered owner is deceased?
5. How does the phasing out of the Home Owner Grant work in 2020?