Notice of suspension of the certificate
of Mr. Claude Ayotte
NOTICE is hereby given that Mr. Claude Ayotte, holder of an affiliated real estate agent’s certificate (Certificate No. C4222), formerly employed by or authorized to act on behalf of Groupe Sutton Laurentides, chartered real estate broker (Certificate No. A2712) ), whose establishment is located at 230 de Martigny St. West, Suite 6, in Saint-Jérôme, has notably been found guilty by the Discipline Committee of the Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec of the offences summarized below:
2nd count: On or around January 18, 2005, with respect to an immovable, accepting compensation directly from a person other than the holder of a chartered real estate broker’s certificate that employed him or authorized him to act on his behalf, namely by receiving from a buyer an amount of approximately six thousand four hundred and fifty dollars ($6,450) following the acquisition of this immovable, this in addition to the compensation invoiced by the chartered real estate broker in the amount of three thousand dollars ($3,000) plus applicable taxes;
the whole contrary to section 72, sub-section 2, of the By-Law of the ACAIQ.
3rd count: On or around January 16, 2007, misrepresenting information during an inquiry conducted by an assistant syndic, namely by falsely declaring that he never received compensation other than that of his broker;
the whole contrary to section 55 of the Rules of Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
On October 10, 2007, the Discipline Committee ordered a suspension Mr. Claude Ayotte’s certificate for a period of thirty (30) days on count No. 2 of the complaint, and a suspension for a period of thirty (30) days on count No. 3, to be served consecutively.
The decision of the Discipline Committee is enforceable from the date of the appeals deadline, i.e. November 13, 2007. The suspension of Mr. Claude Ayotte’s affiliated real estate agent’s certificate is therefore effective as of November 13, 2007 for a period of sixty (60) days. Should the defendant’s certificate be suspended or expired at the date of the appeals deadline, the above restrictions shall become effective whenever he applies for reinstatement or issuance of any category of certificate.
This notice is given in accordance with section 137 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act (R.S.Q., c. C-73.1).
Brossard, November 13, 2007
Discipline Committee Secretary