Jim LeMottee Contracting (“JLC”) and James LeMottee (“LeMottee”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act), built a new home in Tlell, BC (the “New Home”), sometime between the period of, or about, March 16, 2020, and December 29, 2022, without being a BC Housing (“BCH”) Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) and without the New Home being registered for coverage by home warranty insurance (“HWI”) provided by a warranty provider. On June 29, 2023, BCH issued Compliance Order 23-0007 to JLC and LeMottee directing that JLC and LeMottee:
- immediately cease carrying on the business of a residential builder as defined in the Act; and
- immediately either:
- become a BCH LRB pursuant to section 14(1) of the Act, and register the New Home for coverage by HWI provided by a warranty provider pursuant to section 22(1) of the Act; or
- provide BCH Compliance Department with proof that the New Home is enrolled in a policy of HWI pursuant to section 22(1) of the Act;
JLC and LeMottee were ordered to comply with Compliance Order 23-0007 by August 18, 2023.