Building BC is published by the Homeowner Protection Office for Licensed Residential Builders and Licensed Building Envelope Renovators, as well as our partners within the residential construction industry.
Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for Housing, introduces this special edition and provides an overview of changes to the Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations that come into force on November 19, 2007
Local governments are advised of new forms for builders, new owner builder process, and other changes as a result of changes to the Homeowner Protection Act.
Owner builders must follow a new process to obtain authorization from the HPO. This article provides a summary of the key steps.
A survey of owner builders conducted in 2007 found that the majority of purchasers of owner-built homes did not receive a disclosure notice and did not know whether or not their home had home warranty insurance. Thanks to stronger compliance tools now available to the HPO, the requirement to provide the disclosure notice will receive increased attention.
Summarizes the information that will now be available to the public either by request or through the HPO Website.
This summarizes the changes that affect residential builders, such as new forms and requirements.
The amendments to the Act contain some important changes to the HPO’s compliance and enforcement system. There are new administrative penalties available the the HPO, to provide more flexibility when dealing with offences that do not warrant prosecution.
New fees have been introduced and some existing HPO fees are rising, effective November 19, 2007. This article summarizes the new fees.
The HPO is working with industry to develop a new system of qualifications for licensees under the Homeowner Protection Act. The goal is to enhance professionalism in residential construction.
Building BC is published by the Homeowner Protection Office primarily for Licensed Residential Builders and Licensed Building Envelope Renovators
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