On February 27, 2020, pursuant to s. 28.3(1)(b) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), Arjan Holdings Ltd. (“AHL”) and Salinder Singh Bhatti (“Bhatti”), were issued a monetary penalty, jointly and severely, in the single amount of $6,000. This Monetary Penalty was issued for the following reasons:
• AHL and Bhatti, contrary to section 14(1) of the Act, conducted the business of a residential builder without a valid BCH Residential Builder Licence between the period of, or about, February 28, 2019, and January 21, 2020;
• The contravention of the Act by AHL and Bhatti is the subject of Compliance Order 19-0011 (the “CO”) issued by BCH on August 28, 2019. The date for complying with the CO was October 4, 2019;
• The CO directed AHL and Bhatti immediately cease carrying on the business of a Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”), immediately apply for and become a LRB pursuant to section 14(1) of the Act, and prior to resuming construction on the New Home, provide BCH Compliance Department with proof that the New Home is being built by a LRB pursuant to section 14 (1) of the Act; and
• AHL and Bhatti failed to comply with the CO by the requested compliance date.