Many protection mechanisms exist in real estate and mortgage brokerage, available through the Info OACIQ Information Centre, the OACIQ Assistance Service, the Inspection Committee, the Syndic, the Syndic Decision Review Committee, and the Discipline Committee.
Other means of protection include professional liability insurance and the Quebec Real Estate Brokerage Indemnity Fund.
Read this section to find out more about the various mechanisms put in place to provide you with the best protection.
L'Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec (ACAIQ) a produit ce dépliant dans le but de faire connaître les mécanismes de protection du consommateur dans le domaine du courtage immobilier au Québec.
If your administrative assistant had to be absent, what would happen to the management of your office?
Over the course of inspecting agencies and brokers acting on their own account, the Inspection Department has come to the following conclusion: ''The absence or departure of an administrative assistant is highly disruptive!''
The Environment Quality Act (''the Act'') establishes rules regarding land protection and rehabilitation in case of contamination. It is supplemented by the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation, whose purpose includes setting out the types of industrial or commercial activities that require a particular treatment and establishing contamination limit values beyond which rehabilitation measures must be undertaken.
Advertising guide for real estate and mortgage agencies and brokers
The Real Estate Brokerage Act and brokerage transactions relating to the sale of an enterprise
Under the Real Estate Brokerage Act, which came into force on May 1, 2010, a brokerage transaction relating to the sale of an enterprise remains subject to this Act only if the transaction is made under a single contract and the enterprise’s property, according to its market value, consists mainly of immovable property.
Last October, the OACIQ has sent its recommendations to the Committee on Citizen Relations regarding the Bill No. 24, which is mainly intended to combat consumer debt overload and modernize consumer credit rules.
As announced in the article The OACIQ is concerned about a recent decision rendered by the Court of Quebec published in the pro@ctive of December 1, 2011, the Court of Quebec has acquitted DuProprio of six counts brought against it on November 28, 2011. “We have substantial grounds for believing that DuProprio has committed many offences against the Real Estate Brokerage Act and this is why we will appeal the decision”, said Mr. Robert Nadeau, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the OACIQ.
A new legislation will soon require a change in the way you solicit your clients electronically.
On December 15, 2010, the government of Canada adopted a new law commonly known as “Anti-Spam Law".
The OACIQ General Meeting 2011, held on May 9th at the Étoile room in Brossard under the theme "Let your voice be heard", has attracted more than 300 brokers. Facilitated by Stephan Bureau, the event generated many exchanges that will lead us all towards the same goal.
The deposit according to clause 4.2 of the promise to purchase