Public articles

December 19, 2018

Contaminated soil, dry rot, radon, cannabis, etc.: How to protect yourself

During a real estate transaction, whether you're a seller or buyer, how can you be sure you are giving or getting a clear picture about the possibility that the property is located on a former landfill site or that it is affected by radon, pyrite, dry rot, etc.?

RDV OACIQ 2018: Because public trust needs to be earned

The RDV OACIQ 2018 event, which has just ended at the Saint-Hyacinthe Convention Centre is the latest action taken by the OACIQ as part of its concrete initiative to increase public trust in real estate brokerage transactions.

October 10, 2018

Open letter - The Housing Sector Calls for a Department

Housing is a major economic and social pillar in Québec.

October 09, 2018

Cannabis: What you need to know

The Cannabis Act (“Federal Statute”) and the Act to constitute the Société québécoise du cannabis, to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety-related provisions (“Provincial Statute”) regulate activities such as the production, possession and consumption of cannabis. These federal and provincial statutes and related regulations came into force on October 17, 2018.

October 05, 2018

Natural disasters: Impacts on the Promise to purchase

Your property or the property you are considering to purchase has sustained damage following a natural disaster?  Here are the answers to some questions you may ask. 

September 19, 2018

Properties located on former landfill sites: clarifications by the OACIQ

Following a report on the program La Facture on September 18, 2018, the OACIQ would like to make the following clarifications.

Press Release - First Election Debate on Housing

The four main political parties want to make housing a priority.

September 18, 2018

Brokers suspended for sending false documents

Licence suspensions of up to one year and fines of up to $6,000 were imposed on brokers for participating in a scheme to obtain fraudulent financing for the purchase of properties.

September 13, 2018

Certain precautions are required for a cash purchase

Sometimes, the buyer of an immovable does not take out a mortgage loan, preferring to pay cash for his purchase.

July 03, 2018

New tool for an optimal real estate transaction: The DS – Divided co-ownership form

Since July 1, 2018, future buyers or sellers of divided co-ownership properties have been even better protected with the new form Declarations by the seller of the immovable - Divided co-ownership designed by the OACIQ specifically for this market.

Press Release - A new tool for an optimal real estate transaction

The OACIQ is pleased to announce the coming into force of the mandatory form Declarations by the seller of the immovable – Divided co-ownership for consumers dealing with a real estate broker.

June 15, 2018

The OACIQ puts its expertise behind Bill 401 regulating divided co-ownership and building inspection

The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) welcomes the introduction of Bill 401, and more specifically the measures proposed to regulate building inspection and co-ownership, which we have been advocating for over ten years.

June 13, 2018

Press Release - Adoption of Bill 141 - Mitigated result for the protection of the public

After a long process, Bill 141 amending the Real Estate Brokerage Act has just been adopted by the National Assembly.

May 23, 2018

What are the duties of the seller’s broker when I request to visit the property?

When looking for a property, you have the right to be represented by the real estate broker of your choice. It is however in your interest to be informed of representation rules of brokerage licence holders.

May 18, 2018

The OACIQ sanctioned three brokers who carried out brokerage transactions while their licence was suspended

Licence suspensions, ranging from 30 to 120 days with fines, have recently been imposed on brokers to highlight the seriousness of offences and protect the public.

May 10, 2018

More generous indemnities for the public

The OACIQ is pleased to announce the increase of the indemnity paid by the Real Estate Indemnity Fund (FICI) in case of fraud, fraudulent tactics or misappropriation of funds.

May 04, 2018

Residential rent-to-own demystified

Getting financing can be challenging for a number of reasons; leasing an immovable with a view to buying it in the future can appear to the best solution.

April 23, 2018

Dominique Derome appointed as a member of the Office des professions du Québec

Dominique Derome, Vice-President – Finance, IT and Business Processes at the OACIQ, has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Office des professions du Québec by the Council of Ministers in March 2018.

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