Steele Jordan (“Jordan”) and Humming Bird Resort Ltd. (“HBRL”), contrary to section 14(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), conducted the business of a residential builder without being a Homeowner Protection Office (“HPO”) Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) and offered/ marketed for sale 18 new homes in Mara, B.C. (collectively, the “New Homes”), between the dates of, or about, April 26, 2011, and February 11, 2014. On February 11, 2014, the HPO issued Compliance Order 14-0001 to Jordan and HBRL directing that Jordan and HBRL:
- immediately cease the offering for sale, marketing, completion of any Purchase/ Sale Agreement that may be in place, or already is in place, and/ or actual sale of any of the New Homes; and
- become an HPO LRB pursuant to section 14 of the Act, prior to renewing any marketing efforts and/ or offering any of the New Homes for sale, or in the case of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for any of the New Homes already being in place, prior to selling any of the New Homes as a new, never before occupied new home.
Jordan and HBRL were directed to comply with Compliance Order 14-0001 by March 14, 2014. Complied.