Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: February 13, 2020
Bruce Warren Bell (“Bell”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”), commenced or caused to have commenced construction on a new home in Golden, BC (the “New Home”), between the period of, or about, August 17, 2001, and February 13, 2020, without being a BC Housing (“BCH”) Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) and without the New Home being registered for coverage by home warranty insurance (“HWI”) provided by a warranty provider. On February 13, 2020, BCH issued Compliance Order 20-0010 to Bell directing that Bell immediately either:
- apply for and become a BCH LRB pursuant to section 14(1) of the Act, and register the New Home for coverage by HWI provided by a warranty provider pursuant to section 22(1) of the Act;
- provide BCH Compliance Department proof that the New Home is enrolled in a policy of HWI pursuant to section 22 of the Act; or
- if Bell meets the eligibility requirements, 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.
Bell was directed to comply with Compliance Order 20-0010 by March 13, 2020.