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LICENSEE: Arti Sood
CURRENT BROKERAGE: N/A
BROKERAGE AT TIME OF SANCTIONED ACTIVITY: Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
CONSENT ORDER DATE: April 3, 2019


 

SUMMARY

A discipline committee of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “Council”) accepted the Consent Order Proposal submitted by Arti Sood, and found that Ms. Sood committed professional misconduct when:

  1. she failed to promptly notify the Council in writing, and provide a copy of that notice to her managing broker, of the following disciplinary proceedings by the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia:
    1. related to her alteration of a Power of Attorney, resulting in:
      1. a Notice of Inquiry dated May 3, 2016; and
      2. an order of suspension of licence by Order dated October 19, 2016; and
    2. related to her witnessing a Separation Agreement, resulting in:
      1. a Notice of Inquiry dated March 2, 2017; and
      2. a Report of the Inquiry Panel dated October 17, 2017
  2. she made a false or misleading statement in her licence renewal application of March 24, 2017 when she answered “yes” to question 7 “are you the subject of an investigation or disciplinary proceedings under real estate, insurance, mortgage broker or securities legislation, or by a professional body, in British Columbia or another jurisdiction? If yes, provide full particulars including any action taken by the Real Estate Council of BC” and failed to provide particulars of the disciplinary proceedings referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) above; and
  3. she made a false or misleading statement to the Council when, in respect of the disciplinary proceedings referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii) above,
    1. she stated in an email dated May 14, 2018 that there were no findings arising from the hearing held before an inquiry panel on March 22, 2017 pursuant to the Notice of Inquiry; and
    2. she stated in an email dated May 31, 2018 that she had not received any further information from the Society of Notaries Public following the hearing held on March 22, 2017

RESULTS

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

  1. a suspension of 14 days (from May 22 to June 4, 2019, inclusive);
  2. a discipline penalty of $3,000;
  3. enforcement expenses of $1,500; and
  4. successful completion of the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course.

CONTRAVENTIONS

Real Estate Services Act

Real Estate Rules


CONSENT ORDER: Full consent order available as a PDF and through the Canadian Legal Information Institute
POSTED ON: May 1, 2019
LENGTH OF PUBLICATION ON WEBSITE: 10 years