Enforcement Action: Monetary PenaltyIssue Date: June 30, 2011
On June 30, 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”), Balwant Singh Brar (“B. Brar”) and Swaran Kaur Brar (“S. Brar”) were issued a monetary penalty, jointly and severally, in the amount of $9,800. This monetary penalty was issued for the following reasons:
- On March 19, 2010, contrary to s. 14(1) and s. 22(1.1) of the Act, B. Brar and S. Brar sold a new home and a coach home (collectively, the “New Homes”) located in Surrey, B.C., without each of the New Homes being registered for coverage by home warranty insurance provided by a warranty provider, and without either B. Brar or S. Brar being a Homeowner Protection Office Licensed Residential Builder; and
- The contravention of these sections makes B. Brar and S. Brar subject to a monetary penalty pursuant to s. 28.3(1)(a) of the Act and s. 20.1(2)(b) of the Regulations.