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LICENSEE: Leo Luc Ronse, Scott Andrew Strudwick and Scott Strudwick Personal Real Estate Corporation
CURRENT BROKERAGE: Shewan Real Estate Ltd. dba Royal LePage – Wolstencroft, Langley
BROKERAGE AT TIME OF SANCTIONED ACTIVITY: Same as above
CONSENT ORDER DATE: August 8, 2019


 

SUMMARY

A discipline committee of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “Council”) accepted the Consent Order Proposal submitted by Leo Luc Ronse, Scott Andrew Strudwick, and Scott Strudwick Personal Real Estate Corporation and found that Mr. Ronse, Mr. Strudwick and Scott Strudwick Personal Real Estate Corporation committed professional misconduct when:

  1. Mr. Ronse while acting as the listing agent in 2013 for a property located on 39A Avenue (the “Property”), in the Township of Langley, British Columbia, knew the home on the Property needed foundation repair, and that his client (the “Seller”) renovated the home on the Property for sale, and he failed to:
    1. disclose to the buyers of the Property (the “Buyers”), or their agents, that a covered deck on the Property was built without a required municipal permit, which he knew about on October 18, 2013 prior to accepting an offer from the Buyers on about October 21, 2013;
    2. disclose to the Buyers, or their agents, at all, the foundation repair required on the home on the Property, which he knew about; and
    3. take reasonable steps to verify the Seller obtained the required municipal permits to repair the foundation of, and make renovations to, the home on the property or disclose the lack of permits. He relied on verbal assurance from the Seller despite knowing that the home on the Property required foundation repair; the Seller extensively renovated the home instead of tearing it down; there was a Bylaw Contravention Notice on the title to the Property; and the Seller constructed a covered deck on the Property without the required municipal permit.
  2. Mr. Strudwick while acting as the listing agent in 2013 for the Property knew the home on the Property needed foundation repair, and that his client (the “Seller”) renovated the home on the Property for sale, and he failed to:
    1. disclose to the Buyers, or their agents, that a covered deck on the Property was built without a required municipal permit, which he knew about on October 18, 2013 prior to accepting an offer from the Buyers on about October 21, 2013;
    2. disclose to the Buyers, or their agents, at all, the foundation repair required on the home on the Property, which he knew about; and
    3. take reasonable steps to verify the Seller obtained the required municipal permits to repair the foundation of, and make renovations to, the home on the property or disclose the lack of permits. He relied on verbal assurance from the Seller despite knowing that the home on the Property required foundation repair; the Seller extensively renovated the home instead of tearing it down; there was a Bylaw Contravention Notice on the title to the Property; and the Seller constructed a covered deck on the Property without the required municipal permit.

RESULTS

A discipline committee of the Council has ordered, and Mr. Ronse, Mr. Strudwick and Scott Strudwick Personal Real Estate Corporation have agreed to, the following penalties:

  1. Mr. Ronse pay a discipline penalty of $7,500;
  2. Mr. Strudwick and Scott Strudwick Personal Real Estate Corporation jointly and severally pay a discipline penalty of $7,500;
  3. Mr. Ronse, Mr. Strudwick and Scott Strudwick Personal Real Estate Corporation jointly and severally pay enforcement expenses of $1,500;
  4. Mr. Ronse and Mr. Strudwick each successfully complete the REIC2600 Ethics in Business Practice course; and
  5. Mr. Ronse and Mr. Strudwick each successfully complete 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: August 28, 2019
LENGTH OF PUBLICATION ON WEBSITE: 5 years