A person that builds or substantially renovates a residential complex on land they own or lease or hires another person to do so. A builder may also be:
- a person who builds or sells new mobile homes;
- a person who purchases a new residential complex in order to sell or lease it to one or more persons who will use it in the course of a business or an adventure or concern in the nature of trade;
- a person who acquires an interest in a residential complex while it is under construction or undergoing substantial renovation; or
- a person who converts an immovable into a residential complex.
An individual who builds or substantially renovates a residential complex otherwise than in the course of a business or an adventure or concern in the nature of trade is not considered to be a builder.