Legal resources at your disposal to protect your interests

During your transaction, your broker may refer you to a recognized legal expert, such as a lawyer or notary, to answer your legal questions and protect the interests of the various parties to a transaction1.

When it comes to contractual relationships or latent defects for example, it is recommended to seek more in-depth legal knowledge. In addition, certain situations may be covered by laws other than the Real Estate Brokerage Act, such as the Civil Code of Quebec.

If the nature of the question is covered by the Real Estate Brokerage Actyou may contact the information centre Info OACIQ. The Info OACIQ agents are your front-line resources, especially regarding your broker's ethical obligations or brokerage forms. However, note that they cannot at any time give a legal opinion. They will instead refer you to the appropriate legal resources based on your needs, such as the


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Reference services of the Barreau du Québec

The reference services of the Barreau  de Montreal, Quebec City and Longueuil support you in your search for a lawyer based on his or her area of practice. Not all members of the Barreau are registered for these services, but only those who wish to join and who register voluntarily. They offer the initial consultation at a reduced price. Click here for contact information to find a lawyer.


JurisRéférence is a free service that enables you to quickly and easily find a lawyer, from legal consultation to preparing a case for the Small Claims Court. 

Chambre des notaires du Québec

With the Find a notary tool, you can check whether or not a person is registered as a notary, find the name of the holder authorized to issue a copy of a notarized deed or search for a notarized document, made before a notary who is no longer practising, to find the name of the successor authorized to issue the copy you need.

Also read:


1 Section 80 of the Regulation respecting brokerage requirements, professional conduct of brokers and advertising (“RBR”).


Last updated on: December 08, 2020
Numéro d'article: 208302