CLARIFICATION CONCERNING THE REFERENCE TO THE BROKER IN SUSPENSION NOTICES
Please note that the reference to the broker who employs the suspended member or authorizes him to act is not in any way meant to suggest that the member was employed by or authorized to act on behalf of this broker when he committed the offences of which he was found guilty.
The Real Estate Brokerage Act and the regulations thereunder require that the notice of suspension of certificate refer to the member’s place of business at the time of the suspension or, failing that, his last place of business. This “place of business” is the office of the broker who employs him or authorizes him to act or, failing that, the last broker that employed him or authorized him to act. The purpose of this measure is to protect the public and allow it to properly identify the member whose certificate is suspended.
Notice of suspension of the certificate
of Mrs. Christelle Tran
NOTICE is hereby given that Mrs. Christelle Tran, affiliated real estate agent (Certificate No. C6002), formerly employed by or authorized to act on behalf of Immeubles Asie/Bec Courtier, chartered real estate broker (Certificate No. A2496), whose establishment is located at 6465 de l'Assomption Blvd., in Montréal, has been found guilty by the Discipline Committee of the Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec of the offence summarized below:
1st count: From May 26, 2004 to September 10, 2004, with respect to an immovable of which she was then the owner, acting as listing agent for the sale of this immovable without disclosing to the prospective buyer a fact of which she knew or should have known, which is that the immovable in question had been used to grow cannabis;
the whole contrary to sections 1 and 13 of the Rules of Professional Ethics of the ACAIQ.
On June 30, 2009, the Discipline Committee ordered a suspension of Mrs. Christelle Tran’s certificate for a period of ten (10) years on this count of the complaint.
The decision of the Discipline Committee is enforceable from the date of the appeals deadline, i.e. August 10, 2009. The suspension of Mrs. Christelle Tran’s affiliated real estate agent’s certificate is therefore effective as of August 10, 2009 for a period of ten (10) years.
Should the defendant’s certificate be suspended or expired at the date of the appeals deadline, the above restrictions shall take effect whenever she 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, August 10, 2009
Discipline Committee Secretary