Public articles

May 14, 2024

Buying a co-ownership property: What about pets?

You are looking to buy a divided co-ownership unit to live in with your pet? Note that being a co-owner of a divided co-ownership unit means complying with the co-ownership by-laws, which may sometimes restrict certain uses or activities.

May 07, 2024

Remuneration payable by the buyer: Exclusive brokerage contract – Purchase

When entering into a brokerage contract to purchase, the client can negotiate the rate or percentage of remuneration to be paid to the broker. This remuneration, often referred to as a “commission,” is not regulated by the Real Estate Brokerage Act or the OACIQ, or by any other law, but rather is determined by free competition.

May 06, 2024

The legality of the security deposit in residential leasing

When a lease is signed between a lessor and a lessee, various terms and conditions can be negotiated between the parties. The legality of the security deposit, which represents a sum of money paid by the lessee to guarantee the lessor’s potential claims, has been the subject of debate in Québec courts for several years.

March 11, 2024
February 28, 2024

The OACIQ Inspection Committe needs you!

Are you interested in protecting the public in real estate brokerage? The Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) is looking for candidates to establish a pool of candidates who are qualified to serve on the OACIQ Inspection Committee.

December 20, 2023

Disciplinary Committee suspends Jean Villenert Merent's license for 210 days

Le comité de discipline de l’OACIQ a rendu une décision afin de suspendre le permis du courtier immobilier Jean Villenert Merent pour une période de 210 jours au moment où il en redeviendra titulaire.

December 08, 2023

OACIQ launches a conversational agent to answer questions of the public at all times

Buyers, sellers and real estate brokers will now be able to get answers to their questions at any time using dthe chatbot of the OACIQ created with artificial intelligence.

November 06, 2023
October 24, 2023

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