Duties and Obligations of the Broker
The practice of real estate and mortgage brokerage is regulated in order to ensure that members of the public are protected when engaging in a real estate transaction through a broker’s intermediary. The rules and conditions of practice governing the profession are set out in the Real Estate Brokerage Act, the Regulations thereunder and the Rules of Professional Ethics. Read this section to learn more about the duties and obligations of your broker.
In the last several years, the culture of cannabis, also known as marijuana, has seriously expanded across Canada. Because the climate in Québec is cold, offenders tend to favour indoor growing. More productive and more discreet, indoor installations allow residential growers to harvest three or four crops a year, versus just one outdoors.
The OACIQ Syndic has investigated the actions of real estate brokers in transactions involving properties used for marijuana grow operations. These inquiries, conducted simultaneously with police investigations, have led to the filing of complaints before the Discipline Committee.