BC Housing, Licensing and Consumer Services Branch

BC Housing, Licensing and Consumer Services Branch is responsible for:

  • licensing residential builders and building envelope renovators province-wide
  • administering owner builder authorizations, and
  • carrying out research and education which benefits the residential construction industry and consumers.

The Publications page offers several key resources that may interest the strata community, including:

Maintenance Matters

Licensing and Consumer Services has produced a series of bulletins and videos designed to provide practical information on the maintenance of the building envelope of multi-unit residential buildings including townhouses, low and high-rise residential buildings. Anyone who lives in or looks after a multi-unit residential building should read these bulletins including residents/unit owners, strata councils, housing co-ops, maintenance managers, property managers or building owners. Proper maintenance of the building envelope can help prevent damage and avoid costly repairs in the future.

Managing Renewals Projects in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

This online guide will assist owners, strata councils and co-op housing managers understand the benefits of developing a comprehensive renewals program to maintain the physical integrity and appearance of their building.

Consumer Guide to Window and Door Replacement

This guide offers information for homeowners to help ensure their window and door replacement projects meet the highest standards. It serves as a companion to the industry guide on the same topic.

Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia

This guide provides prospective new home buyers and owners of new homes with information on home warranty insurance in B.C.

For more information please visit:
Licensing and Consumer Services
BC Housing