Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: February 13, 2012
Michael James Ahlm (“M. Ahlm”), contrary to section 14(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (“Act”), regarding two new homes in Salmon Arm, B.C., (the “New Homes”) conducted the business of a residential builder without a Homeowner Protection Office (“HPO”) Residential Builder Licence by offering and/or marketing for sale the New Homes between the dates of, on or before, December 7, 2011, and February 13, 2012. On February 13, 2012, the HPO issued Compliance Order 12-0005 directing M. Ahlm to immediately cease the offering for sale, marketing, completion of any Purchase/Sale Agreement that may be in place, and/or actual sale of the New Homes, provide the HPO evidence of the sale offering cancellations for the New Homes, and become an HPO Licensed Residential Builder pursuant to section 14 of the Act prior to renewing any marketing efforts, offering for sale and/or selling either of the New Homes. M. Ahlm was directed to comply with Compliance Order 12-0005 by March 9, 2012. Complied.