Consent Order

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Licensee
Brent Roberts
Brokerage at Time of Sanctioned Activity
Royal LePage Brent Roberts Realty
Current Brokerage
Royal LePage Brent Roberts Realty, Surrey
Consent Order Date
17 September 2020

Summary

A discipline committee of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “Council”) accepted the Consent Order Proposal submitted by Brent Stephen Roberts (“Mr. Roberts”) and found that Mr. Roberts committed professional misconduct when:

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  1. while acting as the designated agent under the listing agreement for Property A he:
    1. did not take reasonable and sufficient steps to determine:
      1. the actual square footage of the Property,
      2. the actual amount of the monthly fees to be paid by the owner of the Property to the relevant strata corporation,
      3. the number and type of parking spaces allocated to the Property, and
      4. that there was a rental restriction on the Property,
    2. published advertising about the Property which contained misleading statements about:
      1. the square footage of the Property,
      2. the amount of the monthly fees to be paid by the owner of the Property to the relevant strata corporation,
      3. the number and type of parking spaces which were allocated to the Property, and                            
      4. which did not refer to a rental restriction on the Property when there was such a restriction,
    3. continued to publish advertising about the Property which contained a   misleading statement about the square footage of the Property despite having received accurate information about the square footage of the Property,

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  1. while acting as the designated agent under the listing agreement for Property B:
    1. he and another licensee, SG, drew up on behalf of RD a proposed contract for the sale and purchase of the Property in which SG was identified as a limited dual agent when SG, who was not named as an agent for the sellers of the Property in the listing agreement, was not a limited dual agent; and
    2. he and another licensee, AG, drew up on behalf of RV a proposed for the sale and purchase of the Property in which AG was identified as a limited dual agent when AG, who was not named as an agent for the sellers of the Property in the listing agreement, was not a limited dual agent.

Results

A discipline committee of the Council has ordered, and Mr. Roberts has agreed to, the following penalties:

  1. a discipline penalty of $10,000;
  2. enforcement expenses of $1,500; and
  3. successful completion of the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course.

Contraventions

  • Real Estate Rules
    • 3-4 [Duty to act honestly and with reasonable care and skill]
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    • 4-7 [False or misleading advertising prohibited]
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PDF Files

Consent Order

Full consent order is available as a PDF.

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