A discipline committee of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “Council”) accepted the Consent Order Proposal submitted by Meaghan Halena Westie, and found that Ms. Westie committed professional misconduct when:
- while acting as the responsible representative pursuant to a listing agreement made between the brokerage and two sellers dated September 6, 2016 in relation to property located in Powell River, BC, and after the sellers and a potential buyer consented to a limited dual agency relationship with her in an agreement dated September 15, 2016,
- on or about September 17, 2016, she sought the sellers’ agreement to a sale of the property to the potential buyer without disclosing to both sellers that she had received or was expecting to receive an offer to purchase the property from a different person (the “Second Offer”); and
- she failed to provide the Second Offer to the sellers until after an offer to purchase the property from the potential buyer was accepted by the sellers.
A discipline committee of the Council has ordered, and Ms. Westie has agreed to, the following penalties:
- a suspension of thirty (30) days (from September 17 to October 16, 2019, inclusive);
- not acting as unlicensed assistant during the suspension period;
- payment a discipline penalty of $5,000;
- payment enforcement expenses of $1500;
- successful completion of the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course; and
- successful completion of the REIC2600 Ethics in Business Practice course.
Real Estate Services Act
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Real Estate Rules
Full consent order is available as a PDF.