Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations

The Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations improve the quality of residential construction and strengthen consumer protection for buyers of new homes.

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

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

On March 6, 2019, changes were made to the annual Continuing Professional Development program by an amendment to the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation to help simplify and streamline the process.

For more information, consult: