On July 7, 2011, pursuant to s. 28.3(1)(a) of the Homeowner Protection Act, (the “Act”) and s. 20.1(2)(b) of the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation, (the “Regulations”), Jeffrey Manson (“Manson”), was issued a monetary penalty in the amount of $9,600. This monetary penalty was issued for the following reasons:
- Manson contrary to section 14 (1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), conducted the business of a residential builder and built a new home in Prince George, B.C., (the “New Home”) without holding a valid HPO Residential Builder Licence and without the New Home being covered by home warranty insurance;
- The contraventions of the Act by Manson are the subject of Compliance Order 10-0011 (“CO”) issued by the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) on June 10, 2010. The date for complying with the CO was July 5, 2010;
- The CO directed Manson to enrol the New Home with a policy of home warranty insurance and cease carrying on the business of a residential builder as defined in the Act and to immediately apply for and become a Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) by the HPO; and
- Manson failed to comply with the CO by the requested compliance date.