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New Regulatory Bulletins now available:
BC Housing has released two new Regulatory Bulletins that focus on important issues for Licensed Residential Builders.
• Regulatory Bulletin No.27 examines Aiding and Abetting Unlicensed Builders, the consequences for doing so and how Licensed Residential Builders can avoid these pitfalls and report any suspected illegal activity.
• Regulatory Bulletin No.26 provides information on Licensing Requirements for General Contractors, when a general contractor needs to be licensed under the Homeowner Protection Act, and the possible consequences for building without a licence.
The Bulletins are a part of province-wide awareness efforts, following the launch of our Aiding and Abetting Unlicensed Builders Deterrent Strategy. You can view all previous Regulatory Bulletins on our Publications page.
Owner Builder Enforcement Registry now available on the BC Housing Website
BC Housing’s Owner Builder Enforcement Registry is now available online. After issuing an Owner Builder Authorization (OBA) to a property owner who wants to build their own home and who meets the eligibility requirements, we also ensure that they continue to meet their OBA obligations in the years ahead. If an owner builder does not fulfil these requirements, we may suspend or cancel the authorization under section 20.2 of the Homeowner Protection Act. You can now view the Owner Builder Enforcement Registry for a list of individuals who have had their Owner Builder Authorization either suspended or cancelled.
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