Consent Order

Published on 22 January, 2020

Female lawyer reviewing documents
Licensee
Shugang (Jason) Shen, Shugang (Jason) Shen
Current brokerage
Mutliple Realty Ltd., Richmond
Brokerage at time of sanctioned activity
Mutliple Realty Ltd.
Consent Order date
December 11, 2019

Summary

A discipline committee of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “Council”) accepted the Consent Order Proposal submitted by Shugang (Jason) Shen, and found that Mr. Shen committed professional misconduct in the following two matters.

  1. File # 14-439

    Mr. Shen in his capacity as agent for the buyer of a residential property located in Delta, BC, committed professional misconduct when he failed to confirm with the City of Delta that the suite contained in the property was legal, when in fact it was not.

  2. File # 15-820

    Mr. Shen in his capacity as the seller’s agent in the June 2016 sale of property located in Surrey, BC committed professional misconduct when:

    1. without the knowledge, consent or authorization of the buyer, or the buyer’s agent, he:
      1. forged the buyer’s signature on an addendum to the contract of purchase and sale, which addendum stated that the adjustment and possession dates had been extended to new dates, which dates the buyer had previously refused, and continued to refuse, to agree to; and
      2. forwarded the addendum by fax to the seller’s lawyer, for delivery to the buyer’s notary for conveyancing purposes,

        and

    2. without the knowledge of his client the seller, engaged in the conduct set out above in (1)(a) and (b).

Results

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

  1. a suspension of one (1) year (from January 29, 2020 to January 28, 2021, inclusive);
  2. prohibition from acting as an unlicensed assistant during the suspension period;
  3. a discipline penalty of $2,500;
  4. enforcement expenses of $3,000;
  5. successful completion of the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course;
  6. successful completion of the REIC2600 Ethics in Business Practice course; and
  7. enhanced supervision by a managing broker following the end of the suspension period and upon relicensing.

Contraventions

Real Estate Services Act

  • 35(1)(a) and (c) [Misconduct by licensee] Read more
  • 35(2)(a), (b) and (c) [Conduct unbecoming] Read more

Real Estate Rules

  • 3-3(a) and (h) [Duties to clients] Read more
  • 3-4 [Duty to act honestly and with reasonable care and skill] Read more
  • Consent Order

    Full consent order is available as a PDF.

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