Building and environment
Do you have questions about the impact of a nearby magnetic field on a property you are considering buying? Wondering if you should have your house inspected for radon before you put it on the market? Unsure whether or not to have a prospective building inspected? This section can help you allay these uncertainties.
Building inspection is an essential step when purchasing a house. Since the entry into force of the new Real Estate Brokerage Act, you must, as stipulated in section 81 of the Regulation respecting brokerage requirements, professional conduct of brokers and advertising, ''recommend to the person proposing to acquire an immovable that the person have a full inspection performed by a professional or a building inspector...."
After several months of negotiations, the OACIQ has just concluded a first recognition agreement of great interest to your professional practice with the Association des inspecteurs en bâtiments du Québec (AIBQ).
The OACIQ has recently concluded a recognition agreement of great interest to your professional practice with the NBIEA. This agreement is added to the one concluded with The Quebec Association of Building Inspectors (QABI) in July 2011.
To obtain a better understanding of the pyrite phenomenon, unknown to the public only a few months ago, representatives of the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board and the ACAIQ visited a home in Saint-Bruno. Viewed from the sidewalk, nothing really differentiates it from the neighbouring houses. Inside, on the other hand.
Held in Boucherville on November 22 under the theme “Don’t be fooled” and hailed by Paul Girard, Associate Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Public Safety, in his opening address, the ACAIQ seminar on marijuana grow operations was a resounding success.
We are proud and pleased to mark the 25-year career of Mr. Robert Nadeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, within the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec.
The Civil Code of Québec grants several rights to the lessee of a dwelling, including the right to maintain occupancy. Basically, this right allows the lessee to occupy the dwelling for as long as he wishes. This means he can only be evicted under very specific circumstances provided in the law.
Unveiling of the Professional Standards of Practice for the Visual Inspection of Chiefly Residential Buildings
At the annual convention of the Québec Association of Building Inspectors (QABI) on October 15, 16, 17, 2009, the QABI unveiled, in a press conference, the Professional Standards of Practice for the Visual Inspection of Chiefly Residential Buildings, developed jointly by the ACAIQ (known today as the OACIQ) and the QABI.
When selling an immovable, people tend to neglect a very important step: inspection of the stove or fireplace and the chimney. They forget that these heating devices must comply with the requirements of both the insurer and the municipality.
Residential immovable – subject or not to GST and QST - Declaration to be made in the mandatory new forms of brokerage contract and promise to purchase
The brokerage contract and promise to purchase mandatory forms for residential brokerage, which must be used as of July 1, 2012, include now the obligation to specify whether or not an immovable is subject to goods and services tax (GST) and Québec sales tax (QST).
Last spring, the floods in Montérégie have disrupted the lives of hundreds of people.
This situation had a direct effect on the work of many of you, who may find themselves faced with properties damaged by water or located in a flood-prone area. In this context, the OACIQ has decided to organize a seminar on the subject.
The agency’s duty to supervise the brokers acting on its behalf, and supervision of brokers new to the profession
The new Real Estate Brokerage Act has abolished certain rules regarding the duty to have one or more managers, based on the number of brokers acting within an agency. This new Act is meant to be less interventionist regarding the management of a brokerage firm’s business.
The OACIQ examinations simulate a real estate transaction and are designed to validate a candidate’s ability to use the various resources at his disposal and to apply and adapt them to different professional contexts.