Public articles

February 15, 2019

How can I compensate my residential real estate broker?

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a property, the real estate broker’s compensation can be negotiated–commission or percentage, lump sum, hourly rate. The OACIQ supervised broker must clearly explain to you what his contract with you implies.

February 08, 2019

Building inspection: the OACIQ calls on consumers to be cautious and reiterates the importance of overseeing this industry

As a regulator, the OACIQ reiterates its position in favour of stricter supervision of building inspection and calls on consumers to be cautious when choosing their inspector.

January 24, 2019

The agency executive officer, a key resource to be more acquainted with

The agency executive officer is responsible for ensuring that the agency brokers meet their duties and obligations. If you experience a problem with your broker, you may call upon him.

January 08, 2019

Have your fireplaces, stoves and chimneys inspected!

When selling an immovable, whether you're a seller or buyer, you should not take for granted that the stove, fireplace or chimney of the immovable meets the current standards of both the insurer and the municipality. Hence the importance of an appropriate verification.

December 19, 2018

Contaminated soil, dry rot, radon, cannabis, etc.: How to protect yourself

During a real estate transaction, whether you're a seller or buyer, how can you be sure you are giving or getting a clear picture about the possibility that the property is located on a former landfill site or that it is affected by radon, pyrite, dry rot, etc.?

October 19, 2018

RDV OACIQ 2018: Because public trust needs to be earned

The RDV OACIQ 2018 event, which has just ended at the Saint-Hyacinthe Convention Centre is the latest action taken by the OACIQ as part of its concrete initiative to increase public trust in real estate brokerage transactions.

October 10, 2018

Open letter - The Housing Sector Calls for a Department

Housing is a major economic and social pillar in Québec.

October 09, 2018

Cannabis: What you need to know

The Cannabis Act (“Federal Statute”) and the Act to constitute the Société québécoise du cannabis, to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety-related provisions (“Provincial Statute”) regulate activities such as the production, possession and consumption of cannabis. These federal and provincial statutes and related regulations came into force on October 17, 2018.

October 05, 2018

Tornadoes and other natural disasters: Your broker’s duties

Your property or the property you are considering to purchase has sustained damage following a natural disaster?  Here are the answers to some questions you may ask. 

September 19, 2018

Properties located on former landfill sites: clarifications by the OACIQ

Following a report on the program La Facture on September 18, 2018, the OACIQ would like to make the following clarifications.

Press Release - First Election Debate on Housing

The four main political parties want to make housing a priority.

September 18, 2018

Brokers suspended for sending false documents

Licence suspensions of up to one year and fines of up to $6,000 were imposed on brokers for participating in a scheme to obtain fraudulent financing for the purchase of properties.

September 13, 2018

Certain precautions are required for a cash purchase

Sometimes, the buyer of an immovable does not take out a mortgage loan, preferring to pay cash for his purchase.

July 03, 2018

New tool for an optimal real estate transaction: The DS – Divided co-ownership form

Since July 1, 2018, future buyers or sellers of divided co-ownership properties have been even better protected with the new form Declarations by the seller of the immovable - Divided co-ownership designed by the OACIQ specifically for this market.

Press Release - A new tool for an optimal real estate transaction

The OACIQ is pleased to announce the coming into force of the mandatory form Declarations by the seller of the immovable – Divided co-ownership for consumers dealing with a real estate broker.

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