Michael Ireland was acting for a client in the sale of a property. He failed to act within the scope of authority given by his client and failed to act honestly and with reasonable care and skill when: he had his client sign a blank amendment to the MLS® Contract at the same time as signing a Listing contract. He then used the amendment to extend the listing of the property without the knowledge or consent of his client. Mr. Ireland also filled out and signed a listing cancellation form on behalf of his client without their knowledge or consent. His actions contravened sections 3-3(c) and 3-4 of the Council Rules.
A discipline committee of the Council has ordered the following:
- Mr. Ireland’s licence is suspended for thirty (30) days, from August 10, 2016, to September 8, 2016, inclusive.
- At his own expense, Mr. Ireland must successfully complete the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course.
- Mr. Ireland must pay enforcement expenses of $1,500.00 to the Council.
As Mr. Ireland has a personal real estate corporation, the licence of Michael Ireland Personal Real Estate Corporation is also suspended, and it is equally responsible for the payment of the enforcement expenses.
Full consent order is available as a PDF.