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.
Since the coming into force of the Act on May 1, 2010, you are no longer required to forward your disclosure notices to the OACIQ. Notices of disclosure (purchase, sale, exchange or loan) are to be remitted to your agency, which will enter them in a specially designated register and file them in a record created for that purpose.
On June 23, 2008, amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act came into force, resulting in additional requirements for the real estate sector, a sector that was already subject to the legislative requirements under the Act since 2001.
Many agents have recently been faced with difficult situations where they suddenly found out that a property concerned in a brokerage contract or a promise to purchase (in progress or accepted) had been used as a marijuana growing operation. Here are the ACAIQ’s recommendations in such cases.
As information technologies are enabling new ways of working, the ACAIQ created Synbad Technologies Assisted Purchasing to help real estate brokers and agents with their purchases of office and computer equipment. In order to offer efficient solutions that meet members' needs, commercial agreements have been negotiated with suppliers covering:
The Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec invites all its members to the seventh edition of the ACAIQ Education Event, being held this year in the beautiful Charlevoix region on April 25, 26 and 27, 2005 at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Hotel. This event will coincide with the Annual General Meeting of the ACAIQ as well as an Extraordinary General Meeting. As in previous years, the Québec Real Estate Brokerage Award will be presented during the Chairman’s Dinner, followed by a show with Perry Canestrari et compagnie.
This new edition, under the theme A Touch of Class, will include more conferences and workshops than in previous years, in a setting that alone is worth the trip. The topics covered will include building inspections and jurisprudence in the area of real estate brokerage. Guests will include speaker/explorer Bernard Voyer and presenter/actor Marcel Leboeuf. Join us for a touch of class!
Real estate brokers and agents have a duty to provide accurate and verified information. Here are a few handy Web links and telephone numbers to facilitate the verification process.
As a real estate broker or agent, when signing a brokerage contract with a seller, you must collect as much information as possible on the immovable and the equipment it contains. Under the Rules of professional ethics of the ACAIQ, this information must be accurate and verified.
Montréal, January 10 2003 – The Régie du logement wishes to remind landlords that for leases of 12 months or more which expire on June 30, 2003, that the rent increase or modification of other conditions of the lease notice must be remitted to the tenant between January 1 and March 31. That notice must clearly identify the new rent or the asked increase in dollars or in percentage and also the other conditions that the landlord wishes to modify. These modifications could apply, for instance, to the length of the lease, the availability of a parking space, a change in the party who is responsible for paying the electricity. The landlord must also indicate in the notice that the tenant has a delay of one month after receiving that notice. The tenant has three possible answers :