How to Cancel Home Warranties

How to Cancel Home Warranties
Cancel Home Warranties

Review the home warranty policy for cancellation and renewal terms. Home warranty companies often charge cancellation fees to homeowners who terminate warranties before the end of the contract term. To avoid excessive fees homeowners should cancel towards the end of the contract term at least 60 days prior to the contracts renewal date. If the home warranty contract does not appear to include a renewal date or cancellation penalties contact the warranty company's customer service representatives for confirmation.

Prepare a signed and dated cancellation letter. The letter should include the policyholder's name, property address, and contact number. It should request a policy cancellation within 30 days of the letter date and written confirmation of the termination. After signing the letter, fax a copy to the warranty company and mail a hard copy to the company using a delivery confirmation service.

Contact the warranty company via phone two weeks after mailing the cancellation letter to verify that the coverage has been canceled. Document the name of the representative who takes the call along with the date and time of the call. Ask to receive written confirmation again, by mail or fax.

Monitor bank accounts and credit cards that have been used in the past for home warranty payments if renewal payment has been made automatically in the past. If the home warranty company debits an account for an unauthorized renewal fee, contact the bank or credit card issuer to dispute the charge. Be prepared to fax or mail a copy of the original cancellation letter and the company's confirmation letter.