Benbow Enterprises (2013) Ltd. (“BEL”) and John Stevenson 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 period of, or about, August 31, 2020, and February 3, 2021, regarding two new homes in Pemberton, BC (the “New Homes”). On February 3, 2021, BCH issued Compliance Order 21-0004 to BEL and Benbow directing that BEL and Benbow:
- cease carrying on the business of a residential builder as defined in the Act, and cease construction activities on the New Homes; and
- immediately apply for and become a BCH Licensed Residential Builder pursuant to section 14(1) of the Act.
BEL and Benbow were directed to comply with Compliance Order 21-0004 by March 12, 2021.