Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: November 14, 2014
Pamela Fay Bell (“Bell”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), built a new home in Salmon Arm, BC (the “New Home”), within the past 10 years, without being a Homeowner Protection Office (“HPO”) Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) and without the New Home being registered for coverage by home warranty insurance provided by a warranty provider. On November 14, 2014, the HPO issued Compliance Order 14-0062 to Bell directing that Bell:
- immediately apply for and become an HPO LRB pursuant to section 14(1) of the Act and register the New Home for coverage by home warranty insurance provided by a warranty provider pursuant to section 22(1) of the Act,
- provide the HPO with proof that the New Home was built by an HPO LRB and is enrolled in a policy of home warranty insurance pursuant to section 22 of the Act;
- apply for, and be issued, an Owner Builder Authorization for the New Home pursuant to section 20(1) of the Act and section 4.1(2) of the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation; or
- provide the HPO with proof that the New Home was substantially built and first occupied prior to November 2004.
Bell was directed to comply with Compliance Order 14-0062 by December 12, 2014.