Regulatory Resources Index

Use the index below to browse all of RECBC’s regulatory resources. Within most topics you will find regulatory information and guidelines.

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  • Advertising

    This information will assist you in understanding your advertising obligations and make you familiar with associated advertising legislation.

  • Agency

    This information will help you understand the different types of agency and your requirements under the Real Estate Rules.

  • Anti-Money Laundering

    These guidelines help real estate professionals understand and comply with their professional obligation to report suspected money laundering and terrorist financing activities.

  • Assignments

    This information will explain what assignments are, required disclosures which must be made under RESA, and the use of CSAIR in assignments of contracts involving developers under REDMA.

  • Cannabis (Residential)

    This information will explain the federal and provincial cannabis legislation and how it impacts real estate professionals through RESA .

  • Communication with Your Regulator

    This information will explain your obligations in replying to all requests made by RECBC, and when and how you need to proactively notify RECBC of information.

  • Confidentiality

    This information will assist you in understanding how brokerage models influence how confidential information can be shared.

  • Conflict of Interest (Rental Property and Strata Management)

    This information will assist strata and rental real estate professionals in understanding what sources of conflicts exist and duties they owe to their clients.

  • Conflict of Interest (Trading Services)

    This information will assist trading services real estate professionals in understanding what sources of conflicts exist and duties they owe to their clients.

  • Conflicts of Interest (With Multiple Clients)

    This guideline will help you anticipate and address conflicts of interest when acting for multiple clients with competing interests in the same real estate transaction.

  • Corporate Registry

    This information will assist you in understanding what the corporate registry is and what information can be found within it.

  • Deposits

    This information outlines your obligations when it comes to accepting deposits from clients and delivering them to your brokerage, brokerage stakeholder provisions, and what to do if a deposit is not received per the terms of a contract.

  • Disclosure

    This information will outline the timing and form that each mandatory disclosure under the Real Estate Rules must follow.

  • Document Retention

    This information explains what real estate documents must be retained by your brokerage, where the brokerage must hold them, and the requirements to deliver those documents promptly.

  • Duties to Clients

    This information will outline the basic duties owed to all clients under the Real Estate Rules and how to address modification of those duties when necessary.

  • Homeowner Protection Act

    This information will assist you in understanding how the Homeowner Protection Act impacts your conduct when working with owner builders and properties with new home warranties in place.

  • Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA)

    This information will assist you in understanding the requirements under the Land Owner Transparency Act and what can be found in the Land Owner Transparency Registry.

  • Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA)

    This information will help real estate professionals understand what the Land Title Survey Authority is and what types of information can be found there.

  • Licensee Obligation to Report Misconduct

    This information explains the requirements under the Real Estate Rules to report misconduct, to your managing broker so that it can be addressed.

  • Manufactured Homes

    This information will assist you in complying with legislation that governs the sale and lease of manufactured homes.

  • Material Latent Defects

    This information will outline your obligations under the Real Estate Rules concerning how and when to disclose material latent defects while representing a seller.

  • Personal Office

    This information will outline restrictions related to personal offices and how records and trust funds must be handled.

  • Personal Real Estate Corporation

    This information will explain your obligations when it comes to registering a Personal Real Estate Corporation with RECBC.

  • Presales

    This information will outline your obligations when representing clients in the purchase, sale, assignment and marketing of a pre sale property.

  • Privacy

    This information will explain how PIPA and RESA requirements impact rental property management services and strata management services.

  • Radon

    As a real estate professional representing a seller or landlord, you must disclose to all parties to a trade any material latent defect that is known to you, before any agreement for a purchase or lease is entered into, such as radon levels that exceed 200 Bq/m3.

  • Referrals

    This information will outline what brokerage records must be retained in relation to referral fees, and how to appropriately accept and pay them out.

  • Remuneration

    This information will outline how remuneration must be disclosed to clients, paid out to real estate professionals, or assigned.

  • Service Agreements

    This information will explain the varying types of mandatory and optional service agreements real estate professionals may enter into, and also legislation around electronic signatures.

  • Tenancies (Residential)

    This information will identify the varying ways in which residential tenancies can impact trading services, rental property management and strata management.

  • Trust Accounts

    This information will outline a real estate professional’s obligations when it comes to dealing with monies that must be deposited into a brokerage trust account and when exceptions to the legislation exist. This information also outlines a brokerage’s stakeholder obligations and when they apply.

  • Unlicensed Assistants

    This information outlines the services that unlicensed assistants are permitted to provide in relation to rental property management services, strata management services and trading services

  • Use of Dual Agency Exemption

    This guideline will help you understand when and how to use the exemption to the prohibition on dual agency.