Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: March 2, 2012
Donald Gordon Lea (“Lea”), Clifford Reginald Mcintosh (“C. Mcintosh”) and Verda Berdemia Mcintosh (“V. Mcintosh”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “ Act”), built a new home in Vernon, B.C., (the “New Home”) sometime between April 17, 2008 and March 2, 2012, without being a Homeowner Protection Office (“HPO”) Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) and without the New Home being covered by a policy of home warranty insurance. On March 2, 2012, the HPO issued Compliance Order 12-0013 to Lea, C. Mcintosh and V. Mcintosh directing that they either become an HPO LRB pursuant to section 14 of the Act and obtain home warranty insurance for the New Home pursuant to section 22 of the Act, or that they apply for, and be issued, an Owner Builder Authorization (“OBA”) for the New Home pursuant to section 20 (1) of the Act and section 4.1 (2) of the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation (the “ Regulations”), and fulfil the requirements of being an owner builder. Lea, C. Mcintosh and V. Mcintosh were directed to comply with Compliance Order 12-0013 by April 6, 2012.