Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: March 12, 2014
Nancy Ceridwen Griffiths (“N. Griffiths”), Sheila Myrtle Griffiths (“S. Griffiths”), Gordon Gabriel Griffiths (“G. Griffiths”), and Francine Maria Griffiths (“F. Griffiths”) (together, the “Griffiths”), 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”), in, or about, 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 12, 2014, the HPO issued Compliance Order 14-0018 to the Griffiths directing that the Griffiths:
- 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; 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;
The Griffiths were directed to comply with Compliance Order 14-0018 by April 25, 2014. Complied.