Public articles

November 01, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has suspended Léo Waltzing’s licence for 60 days

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ has suspended Léo Waltzing’s real estate broker licence for a period of 60 days, notably for failing, as agency executive officer, to ensure that the prospective buyers are informed of water infiltration problems affecting the immovable.

October 31, 2019

RDV OACIQ 2019: The quest for balance for the public

A record number of some 780 guests – brokers, agency executive officers, students and industry partners – attended the 2019 edition of the Rendez-vous of the OACIQ, the authority of real estate brokerage in Quebec.

October 30, 2019

The OACIQ takes action to increase real estate literacy

The OACIQ will hold an event at the National Assembly to discuss with elected officials the need to democratize and popularize real estate transactions with the general public.

October 11, 2019

The Quebec Court ordered the suspension of Marie-Josée Dumas’ real estate broker licence

The Court of Quebec imposed a six-year suspension period on Marie-Josée Dumas’ licence. The latter was found guilty of having been the instigator or the accomplice of a fraudulent scheme aimed at cheating a financial institution, by stealing the identity of a person and using false documents, in order to make a substantial profit on the sale of her son's house.

October 08, 2019

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Carmen Doré’s licence for 60 days

Carmen Doré’s licence was suspended for 60 days for, among other things, failing to check the charges affecting an immovable and for modifying a signed document.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Patrick Galvan’s and Gilda Galvan’s licence for 30 days each

Patrick and Gilda Galvan’s real estate broker licences were suspended for a period of 30 days for abandoning the immovable they bought while they were in charge of selling it.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended Sonia Carier’s licence for 90 days

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ suspended Sonia Carier’s real estate broker licence for a period of 90 days for having minimized the scope of cannabis cultivation in a building.

The OACIQ Discipline Committee has revoked Sandra Mercier’s licence

The Discipline Committee of the OACIQ has revoked Sandra Mercier's licence following her guilty plea on various counts.

October 07, 2019

The OACIQ unveils an all-digital guide for homebuyers 

To help consumers who enlist the services of a real estate broker gain a better understanding of each step of their transaction through which they will be guided by their broker, the OACIQ today unveils the all-new version of the Buyer’s Guide.

October 03, 2019

Consultation on the Draft Regulations respecting mortgage brokerage

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) today published the Draft Regulations relating to mortgage brokerage supervision together with a notice and request for comment on them.

September 11, 2019

The OACIQ reacts to a report about the relationship between building inspectors and some real estate brokers

Following a report about possible allegations of collusion, the OACIQ reiterates that any form of conflict of interest is not tolerated.

August 22, 2019

Study of Bill 16: The OACIQ is excited about the government's openness to oversee co-ownership property managers

The OACIQ is following with great interest the work of the Committee on Planning and the Public Domain on Bill 16 for the purpose, among other things, of regulating divided co-ownership.

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.

Homes used to grow cannabis: Permanent stigmas

The OACIQ Discipline Committee suspended the licence of two real estate brokers involved in the sale of a property that may have been used to grow cannabis.

March 05, 2019

Fraud Prevention Month: Once again the OACIQ undertakes to closely monitor illegal brokerage schemes

In this fraud prevention month, the OACIQ reiterates its commitment to closely monitor real estate fraudulent practices, especially illegal brokerage activities, and invites consumers to take some precautions.

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.

September 19, 2018

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.

July 03, 2018

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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