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Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations

The Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations were established to improve the quality of residential construction in B.C. and to strengthen consumer protection for buyers of new homes in the province.

The Act provides for the licensing of residential builders and makes third-party home warranty insurance mandatory on new home construction.

In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the Licensing and Consumer Services Branch of BC Housing is responsible for:

Recent changes to the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation were made following extensive consultation with industry partners. They included the implementation of an enhanced licensing system for residential builders.

For more information, consult: