Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: August 15, 2012
Robert Allen Stromdahl (“R. Stromdahl”) and Sharon Stromdahl (“S. Stromdahl”) together the (“Stromdahls”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “ Act”), built a new home in Terrace, B.C. (the “New Home”), during the period of February 02, 2007, and April 19, 2012, without being an Homeowner Protection Office (“HPO”) Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) and without the New Home being covered by home warranty insurance. On August 15, 2012, Compliance Order 12-0031 was issued by the HPO to the Stromdahls directing that they become an HPO LRB and obtain home warranty insurance for the New Home, or that they provide the HPO with proof that the New Home is enrolled in a policy of home warranty insurance pursuant to section 22 of the Act, or that they 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 (the “ Regulations”), and fulfil the requirements of being an owner builder, or that they provide the HPO with evidence that the New Home does not meet the definition of a “substantially reconstructed” home and, hence, a “new home” under the Act and Regulations. The Stromdahls are ordered to comply with Compliance Order 12-0031 by September 14, 2012.