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.
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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".
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.
The agency’s duty to supervise the brokers acting on its behalf, and supervision of brokers new to the profession
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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.
Advertising guide for real estate and mortgage agencies and brokers
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What to do if your documents are damaged following a disaster?
Electronic Document Management (EDM): Maintenance, Preservation and Archiving of Records and Registers
The new Real Estate Brokerage Act no longer presents any obstacles to the maintenance, preservation and archiving of records and registers on electronic medium.
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.