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REAL ESTATE COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA DISCIPLINE DECISION

In the matter of the Real Estate Services Act

  S.B.C. 2004 ch. 42

AND in the matter of a Consent Order pursuant to Section 41 of the Real Estate Services Act

 

Respondent:    Olive Jeannette Gorringe

File:   11-471

Date of Consent Order:    February 12, 2013 

Issue: Olive Jeannette Gorringe, representative, O.J. Realty & Property Management Inc., Campbell River, entered into a Consent Order with the Council that, while licensed with Total Concept Management & Realty Inc., Campbell River, she committed professional misconduct within the meaning of section 35(1)(a) of the Real Estate Services Act in that:

(a) contrary to sections 3-3(1)(a) and 3-3(1)(f) of the Council Rules, she failed to act in the best interest of the client and failed to disclose all material information to the client, in that she failed to inform the owners in a timely fashion of the termination of the tenancy respecting the property by the first tenants which resulted in her failure to inform the owners in a timely fashion of the potential loss of income for March 2012;

(b) contrary to sections 3-3(1)(c) and 3-3(1)(f) of the Council Rules, failed to act only with the scope of authority given by the client and failed to disclose all material information to the client, in that she negotiated a rent with the second tenant, which was lower than that previously discussed with the owners and was not previously approved by the owners; and

(c) contrary to sections 3-3(1)(c) and 3-3(1)(f) of the Council Rules, failed to act only with the scope of authority given by the client and failed to disclose all material information to the client, in that she negotiated with the second tenant that they could keep a pet, which was not previously approved by the owners, and she negotiated a payment plan for payment of the pet deposit, which was not previously approved by the owners. 

Result: Olive Jeannette Gorringe was suspended for fourteen (14) days, from April 10, 2013 to April 23, 2013 (inclusive), and was ordered to successfully complete the Rental Property Management Remedial Education Course and pay enforcement expenses to the Council in the amount of $1,250.00. Further, it was ordered that any brokerage to which Ms. Gorringe is or has been licensed be audited within one year from the date of the Order with respect to Ms. Gorringe’s files and that she pay the audit expenses up to a maximum of $750.00.

P: Mar 15, 2013 R:  Mar 15, 2018