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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:  Tanvir (Tony) Singh Sandher

File: 13-079

Date of Consent Order:  January 16, 2015

Issue: Tanvir (Tony) Singh Sandher, currently unlicensed, entered into a Consent Order with the Council that, while licensed as a representative with OMAX Realty Ltd., Surrey and while licensed as a representative with Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd., Surrey, he committed professional misconduct within the meaning of section 35(1)(a) of the Real Estate Services Act in that:

(a) contrary to section 35(1)(g) of the Real Estate Services Act, he made, or allowed to be made, false or misleading statements on his application for representative, associate or managing broker licence forms (an “Application”) between approximately August 20, 2008 and July 8, 2013, which he knew or ought to have known were false or misleading statements when:

(i) on his Application for reinstatement of his licence with OMAX Realty Ltd., dated December 6, 2008, he responded “No” to the following question: “Have you ever been convicted of, or are you currently charged with, a criminal or other offence under a federal or provincial enactment, or under the law of any foreign jurisdiction?” (the “Question Regarding Criminal Records”), when he had been charged with ……………………………… of the Criminal Code on or about August 20, 2008;

(ii) on his Application for reinstatement of his licence with Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd., dated August 11, 2009, he responded “No” to the Question Regarding Criminal Records, when he had been charged with ……………………………… of the Criminal Code on or about August 20, 2008, and he had been charged with ……………………………………… of the Criminal Code on or about January 26, 2009, and convicted of the same on July 9, 2009;

(iii) on his Application for renewal of his licence with Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd., dated September 11, 2009, he responded “No” to the Question Regarding Criminal Records, when he had been charged with ……………………………… of the Criminal Code on or about August 20, 2008, and he had been convicted of …………………………… of the Criminal Code on July 9, 2009;

(iv) on his Application for reinstatement of his licence with OMAX Realty Ltd., dated April 26, 2011 and on his Application for renewal of his licence with OMAX Realty Ltd., dated September 21, 2011, he responded “No” to the Question Regarding Criminal Records, when he had been convicted of ………………………… of the Criminal Code on July 9, 2009, and on July 8, 2010, he was subsequently convicted of ……………………… of the Criminal Code and convicted of…………………  of the Criminal Code.

(b) contrary to section 2-21(2)(d) of the Council Rules, he failed to notify the Council in writing, or at all, of any of the criminal charges or convictions against him, set out in paragraphs (i) through (iv) above, from approximately August 20, 2008 until July 8, 2013; and

(c) contrary to section 2-21(4) of the Council Rules, he failed to give a copy of the notice required in paragraph (ii) above to the managing broker of his related brokerage.

Result: Tanvir (Tony) Singh Sandhu was subject to an Order of a discipline committee that he: (a) upon relicensing, be suspended for fourteen (14) days; (b) as a condition of relicensing, provide proof of payment of all fines/fees/and penalties owed as a result of his criminal convictions; (c) upon relicensing, pay enforcement expenses to the Council in the amount of $1,250.00 within sixty (60) days of relicensing.

 P: March 3, 2015 R: March 3, 2020