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LICENSEE: Neil Albert Barnes
CURRENT BROKERAGE: West Coast Realty Ltd. dba Sutton Group-West Coast Realty, Vancouver Broadway
BROKERAGE AT TIME OF SANCTIONED ACTIVITY: Same as above
CONSENT ORDER DATE: July 17, 2019


 

SUMMARY

A discipline committee of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “Council”) accepted the Consent Order Proposal submitted by Neil Albert Barnes, and found that Mr. Barnes committed professional misconduct while acting as the agent for the seller in the sale of the property when he

  1. failed to act in the best interests of his client when he agreed to repay a percentage of his commission to the seller but failed to do so promptly; and
  2. failed to disclose to his client all known material information when he failed to ensure the seller knew that another licensee would be acting as a designated agent and receiving half of the commission from the sale of the property.

RESULTS

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

  1. a suspension of fourteen (14) days (from September 4 – 17, 2019, inclusive);
  2. no acting as an unlicensed assistant during the suspension period;
  3. a discipline penalty of $2,500; and
  4. enforcement expenses of $1,500.

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: July 24, 2019
LENGTH OF PUBLICATION ON WEBSITE: 10 years