Public articles

August 26, 2019

Broker’s duty to disclose: An added protection

The real estate broker has the obligation to inform the parties engaged in a transaction of any known factor that may adversely affect buyers or sellers or the very object of transaction.

July 03, 2019

OACIQ Ombudsman

Any member of the public who believes he or she has been the victim of inappropriate treatment or decision by the OACIQ may contact the Ombudsman when all other remedies have been exhausted.

May 23, 2019

Ten actions taken by the OACIQ for public trust

The OACIQ publishes Trust in action – Highlights 2018 which presents the various actions taken by the Organization over the past year to fulfill the important mission entrusted to it by the Government of Quebec–to protect consumers.

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.

May 23, 2018

What are the duties of the seller’s broker when I request to visit the property?

When looking for a property, you have the right to be represented by the real estate broker of your choice. It is however in your interest to be informed of representation rules of brokerage licence holders.

May 10, 2018

More generous indemnities for the public

The OACIQ is pleased to announce the increase of the indemnity paid by the Real Estate Indemnity Fund (FICI) in case of fraud, fraudulent tactics or misappropriation of funds.

January 17, 2018

The OACIQ wants the public carrying out transactions to be even better protected

As a regulator created in 2010 by the Real Estate Brokerage Act, the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec invites the government to take advantage of the adoption of Bill 141 to better protect members of the public in their real estate or mortgage transactions by proposing four recommendations for improvement.

October 30, 2017

Conditions for using the OACIQ Register of Licence Holders

The purpose of the Real Estate Brokerage Act is to ensure the protection of the public in the area of real estate brokerage. To this end, the Act requires among other things that anyone pursuing brokerage activities in Québec be qualified to do so and be the holder of a licence issued by the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ).

March 22, 2013

Protection of personal information

In the performance of their activities, real estate and agencies collect and use a lot of personal information pertaining to their clients, parties to a transaction or individuals working for them.