Public articles

October 08, 2019

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.

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.

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.

June 15, 2018

The OACIQ puts its expertise behind Bill 401 regulating divided co-ownership and building inspection

The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) welcomes the introduction of Bill 401, and more specifically the measures proposed to regulate building inspection and co-ownership, which we have been advocating for over ten years.

June 13, 2018

Press Release - Adoption of Bill 141 - Mitigated result for the protection of the public

After a long process, Bill 141 amending the Real Estate Brokerage Act has just been adopted by the National Assembly.

May 18, 2018

The OACIQ sanctioned three brokers who carried out brokerage transactions while their licence was suspended

Licence suspensions, ranging from 30 to 120 days with fines, have recently been imposed on brokers to highlight the seriousness of offences and protect the public.

April 06, 2018

Broker suspended and ordered to pay fines for failing to disclose facts relevant to the transaction

After admitting his guilt before the OACIQ Discipline Committee, a real estate broker was ordered suspension periods for a total of 30 days and fines totalling $2,000.

February 11, 2016

Notice regarding the notification procedure introduced following the coming into force of the new Code of Civil Procedure

With the coming into force of the new Code of Civil Procedure on January 1, 2016 and, therefore, the authorization to notify by any appropriate method, including by technological means...

October 01, 2015

The OACIQ submitted a brief to the Government concerning the future of real estate brokerage and public protection

Brossard (Québec), October 1, 2015 – The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) has just tabled a brief in which it responds to two main issues raised by the Québec Ministry of Finance in a Report on the Application of the Real Estate Brokerage Act: self-regulation as a model of governance of the OACIQ, and the importance of protecting the public in any real estate and mortgage transaction. The OACIQ is concerned about certain directions that could be taken by the Ministry and their effects on public protection.

April 30, 2015

Launch of the Mandatory Continuing Education Program for all Québec real estate and mortgage brokers

Brossard (Québec), April 30, 2015 – Starting tomorrow, the world of real estate and mortgage brokerage in Québec will begin the very first cycle of its new Mandatory Continuing Education Program.

October 11, 2013

LAWSUIT AGAINST DUPROPRIO INC. - The OACIQ filed a motion for declaratory judgment

Montréal (Québec), October 11, 2013- the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier (OACIQ) has just filed a motion for declaratory judgment against DuProprio inc. company with the Quebec Superior Court in Civil Matters. The aim of this motion is to determine whether the activities of DuProprio violate the Real Estate Brokerage Act, as maintained by the OACIQ.

July 24, 2013

Lawsuit against DuProprio Inc. – Concerned by the decision of the Court, the OACIQ is assessing its options

Brossard (Québec), July 24, 2013 – On July 19, the OACIQ received from the Superior Court of Québec, chaired by the Honourable François Huot, a judgment confirming the one rendered in November 2011 by the Court of Quebec, acquitting DuProprio Inc. of the six (6) charges laid against the company.

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