Enforcement Action: Monetary PenaltyIssue Date: July 7, 2011
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.