New Residential Builder Licensing Rules Proposed

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VICTORIA – In the dying days of their scandal-ridden government, the BC Liberals are proposing new rules regarding residential buidler licensing.

“The B.C. government is working with the construction sector to establish an enhanced licensing system for residential builders constructing buildings with less than five units,” said Housing Minister Rich Coleman

“While changes are being considered, I want to assure existing licensed home builders that they will not need to re-qualify under any enhanced system. Rather, existing builders will be treated as already qualified if a new system is introduced and will still be able to construct homes.

“We hope the new system will include more specific education, training and lead to even higher industry-wide professional standards. Until any changes are made, the existing rules under the Homeowner Protection Act apply.

“The Province continues to work with the Professional Builders’ Institute of British Columbia (PBIBC) to ensure British Columbia is a leader in the residential construction industry.” connect