Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: November 8, 2017
Ideal Primetime Holding Co. Ltd. (“IPHCL”), Satinder Sethi, and Surjit Singh Sethi constructed a new home in White Rock, BC (the “New Home”), between April 13, 2015, and March 21, 2017. Although IPHCL has been a BC Housing (“BCH”) Licensed Residential Builder (32020) since August 11, 2009, and obtained a commitment from an approved home warranty insurer on March 26, 2015, to provide home warranty insurance (“HWI”) on the New Home as required by the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”) and the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation, the New Home was de-enrolled from HWI coverage by the home warranty insurer on March 21, 2017, contrary to section 22(1) of the Act. On November 8, 2017, BCH issued Compliance Order 17-0038 to IPHCL, Satinder Sethi and Surjit Singh Sethi directing that IPHCL, Satinder Sethi and Surjit Singh Sethi:
- immediately cease all construction activities on the New Home; and
- immediately either:
- register the New Home for coverage by HWI provided by a warranty provider pursuant to section 22(1) of the Act; or
- provide BCH Compliance Department with proof that the New Home is being built by a Licensed Residential Builder and is enrolled in a policy of HWI pursuant to section 22 of the Act.
IPHCL, Satinder Sethi, and Surjit Singh Sethi were ordered to comply with Compliance Order 17-0038 by November 30, 2017.