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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

 

Respondents:  Nancy Truong

File:  09-342

Date of Consent Order:  March 21, 2014

Issue: Nancy Truong, currently unlicensed, entered into a Consent Order with the Council that, while licensed as a representative with Realty One Homes Ltd., Surrey, she committed professional misconduct within the meaning of section 35(1)(a) of the Real Estate Services Act by contravening:

(a) section 3-4 of the Council Rules in that, while licensed as a representative with Realty One Homes Ltd., she failed to act with reasonable care and skill when providing real estate services by:
(i) advising the complainants that although the by-laws for the strata prohibited rentals, the complainants would be permitted to rent the property to the RTO tenant as a rent-to-own tenant;
(ii) failing to make independent inquiries as to whether the complainants would be permitted to rent the property; and
(iii) failing to advise the complainants that they should make independent inquiries as to whether they would be permitted to rent the property.

Result: Nancy Truong was subject to an Order of a discipline committee that she: (a) be suspended for seven (7) days upon relicensing; (b) successfully complete the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course within ninety (90) days of relicensing; and (b) pay enforcement expenses to the Council in the amount of $1,000.00 within sixty (60) days of relicensing.

Result: P: April 30, 2014 R: April 30, 2019