Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: March 13, 2014
Teth Margaret Haddow (“Haddow”), Charles Curtis (“C. Curtis”) and Lindsay Curtis (“L. Curtis”) (C. Curtis and L. Curtis together, the “Curtises”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), built a new home in Winlaw, B.C. (the “New Home”), sometime prior to March 29, 2012, 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 March 13, 2014, the HPO issued Compliance Order 14-0012 to Haddow and the Curtis directing that Haddow and the Curtis:
- 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; or
- 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; or
- 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, and fulfil the requirements of being an owner builder.
Haddow and the Curtis were directed to comply with Compliance Order 14-0012 by April 25, 2014.