Robert Jay Woods (“Woods”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), commenced or caused to have commenced construction on a new home located in Fruitvale, BC (the “New Home”), sometime around June 2021 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 March 14, 2023, BCH issued Compliance Order 23-0001 to Woods directing that Woods:
- immediately cease all construction activities on the New Home; 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 of the Act.
Woods was ordered to comply with Compliance Order 23-0001 by May 1, 2023.