Public articles

November 01, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Léo Waltzing’s licence for 60 days

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ has suspended Léo Waltzing’s real estate broker licence for a period of 60 days, notably for failing, as agency executive officer, to ensure that the prospective buyers are informed of water infiltration problems affecting the immovable.

October 31, 2019

RDV OACIQ 2019: The quest for balance for the public

A record number of some 780 guests – brokers, agency executive officers, students and industry partners – attended the 2019 edition of the Rendez-vous of the OACIQ, the authority of real estate brokerage in Quebec.

October 30, 2019

The OACIQ takes action to increase real estate literacy

The OACIQ will hold an event at the National Assembly to discuss with elected officials the need to democratize and popularize real estate transactions with the general public.

October 11, 2019

The Quebec Court ordered the suspension of Marie-Josée Dumas’ real estate broker licence

The Court of Quebec imposed a six-year suspension period on Marie-Josée Dumas’ licence. The latter was found guilty of having been the instigator or the accomplice of a fraudulent scheme aimed at cheating a financial institution, by stealing the identity of a person and using false documents, in order to make a substantial profit on the sale of her son's house.

October 08, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Carmen Doré’s licence for 60 days

Carmen Doré’s licence was suspended for 60 days for, among other things, failing to check the charges affecting an immovable and for modifying a signed document.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Patrick Galvan’s and Gilda Galvan’s licence for 30 days each

Patrick and Gilda Galvan’s real estate broker licences were suspended for a period of 30 days for abandoning the immovable they bought while they were in charge of selling it.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Sonia Carier’s licence for 90 days

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ suspended Sonia Carier’s real estate broker licence for a period of 90 days for having minimized the scope of cannabis cultivation in a building.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has revoked Sandra Mercier’s licence

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ has revoked Sandra Mercier's licence following her guilty plea on various counts.

October 07, 2019

The OACIQ unveils an all-digital guide for homebuyers 

To help consumers who enlist the services of a real estate broker gain a better understanding of each step of their transaction through which they will be guided by their broker, the OACIQ today unveils the all-new version of the Buyer’s Guide.

September 11, 2019

The OACIQ reacts to a report about the relationship between building inspectors and some real estate brokers

Following a report about possible allegations of collusion, the OACIQ reiterates that any form of conflict of interest is not tolerated.

August 27, 2019

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive of the Government of Canada and broker’s role

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive: Are you thinking of buying and financing a first residential property? This program may help you reduce your mortgage payments without additional outlays for the down payment.

August 26, 2019

High-risk areas for pyrite: Broker responsibilities

Pyrite issues have been identified in cities of the Greater Montreal area. The OACIQ urges real estate brokers to inform their clients of the problems related to pyrite and to recommend the specific actions described below.

Property off the market, termination of contract: Concepts not to be confused

If the seller may no longer wish to sell his immovable during the term of an irrevocable exclusive brokerage contract, your broker may, after agreement, put an end to the contract (termination). If there is no agreement, he must take the property off the market.

Broker’s duty to disclose: An added protection

The real estate broker has the obligation to inform the parties engaged in a transaction of any known factor that may adversely affect buyers or sellers or the very object of transaction.

August 22, 2019

Study of Bill 16: The OACIQ is excited about the government's openness to oversee co-ownership property managers

The OACIQ is following with great interest the work of the Committee on Planning and the Public Domain on Bill 16 for the purpose, among other things, of regulating divided co-ownership.

August 13, 2019

Social media and real estate brokerage: a few ground rules

Social media: these digital sharing and distribution platforms are used more and more by real estate brokers and agencies. Here are the rules of conductwhich the OACIQ is responsible for enforcing under the Real Estate Brokerage Act, for your protection.

July 03, 2019

OACIQ Ombudsman

Any member of the public who believes he or she has been the victim of inappropriate treatment or decision by the OACIQ may contact the Ombudsman when all other remedies have been exhausted.

June 14, 2019

Signing a brokerage contract to sell, purchase or lease an immovable

When the owner of a residential immovable chooses to sell through a real estate broker, he must sign a brokerage contract. The same applies to the buyer if the broker wishes to ask him for compensation and to the lessor concerning lease matters.

June 13, 2019

Brokerage contract: The right to change one's mind

Signing a brokerage contract is an act that should be taken seriously. This is why you may, under certain conditions, terminate any contract signed between you and a real estate broker to sell, buy, lease or exchange a residential property. This is called the right to cancel.

May 23, 2019

Ten actions taken by the OACIQ for public trust

The OACIQ publishes Trust in action – Highlights 2018 which presents the various actions taken by the Organization over the past year to fulfill the important mission entrusted to it by the Government of Quebec–to protect consumers.

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