Benbow Enterprises (2013) Ltd. (“BEL”) and John Benbow (“Benbow”), contrary to section 14(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), conducted the business of a residential builder without a valid BC Housing (“BCH”) Residential Builder Licence, between the dates of, or about, July 31, 2017, and February 21, 2018, regarding two new homes in Whistler, B.C. (the “New Homes”). On February 21, 2018, BCH issued Compliance Order 18-0014 to BEL and Benbow directing that BEL and Benbow:
- immediately cease carrying on the business of a residential builder as defined in the Act, and cease construction activities on the New Homes; and
- prior to resuming construction on any of the New Homes, provide BCH Compliance Department with proof that each of the New Homes is being built by a Licensed Residential Builder pursuant to section 14(1).
BEL and Benbow were ordered to comply with Compliance Order 18-0014 by Friday, March 16, 2018.