The Registrar may suspend or cancel your B.C. residential builder licence under certain conditions.
As a builder in B.C., you could be licensed as a general contractor, developer, building envelope renovator — or a combination of those three. The Homeowner Protection Act sets out conditions under which the Registrar may decide to suspend or cancel your licence:
- For any reason that would have disqualified the licence in the first place
- For making a false statement on the application
- For refusing to provide information on a material matter as requested by the Registrar
- For a breach of a condition of licensing
- For a conviction of an offence under the Homeowner Protection Act or Regulations
- If the licence was issued in error
Keeping your home warranty insurance up to date is vital. Builders have their licences suspended most often for two common reasons: they lose the support of their home warranty insurance provider or they fail to renew with their warranty provider during the term of their licence.
Tip: Make sure you renew your home warranty insurance acceptance on time.