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A discipline committee of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “Council”) accepted the Consent Order Proposal submitted by Davide Canosa (“Mr. Canosa”), and found that Mr. Canosa committed professional misconduct when:
- without taking reasonable, sufficient, or any steps to obtain the seller’s authorization, he made changes to the Multiple Listing Service agreement for the Property (“Listing Agreement”) made between the seller and his related brokerage, Multiple Realty Ltd., as follows:
- changed the term of the Listing Agreement from September 9, 2013 to February 9, 2014 to September 30, 2013 to February 30, 2014 (sic);
- changed the term of the Listing Agreement from September 30, 2013 to February 30, 2014 (sic) to September 30, 2013 to February 28, 2014;
- added the seller’s initials to the Listing Agreement, to effect the changes set out in (a) and (b) above;
- prepared an amendment form dated October 16, 2013 to the Listing Agreement (“Second Amendment Form”) that changed the list price to $749,000; and
- added the seller’s initials to the Second Amendment Form, to effect the changes as set out in (d) above and did not provide a copy of the Second Amendment Form to the seller.
A discipline committee of the Council has ordered, and Mr. Canosa has agreed to, the following penalties:
- a suspension of forty-five (45) days (from January 18, 2021 to March 3, 2021, inclusive);
- a discipline penalty of $3,500;
- enforcement expenses of $1,500; and
- successful completion of the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course.
- Real Estate Rules
Full consent order is available as a PDF.