Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission

Res #: 26-18A
Number: 26
Year: 2018
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No

WHEREAS it has become more noticeably apparent in recent years that realtors are not disclosing all aspects of information relating to the sale of a property, particularly what type of development or use may be permitted on the property;

WHEREAS this has resulted in several purchasers buying property and partaking in a use or development which may not be approved under the RM’s Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw;

WHEREAS the RM of Mervin No. 499 has had several instances where realtors have misled purchasers and sold residential property and have not advised the potential purchaser that the property is for residential use only, not for camping or operating a campground;

WHEREAS individuals that the RM has taken enforcement upon have indicated that when they purchased the property that they either were not informed that camping was not a permitted use or were advised that camping was an acceptable use of the property;

WHEREAS this has caused serious issues for both the purchaser who may have overpaid for the property based on what they thought they could use it for and the RM who has to incur legal fees to provide proper enforcement;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission to educate real estate agents in ensuring they are knowledgeable as to the type of development and use that is presently permitted for the property they are listing as well as making it mandatory to disclose this information to the purchaser in writing;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission implement fines and revoke agent’s real estate licenses who have not disclosed the above information to the potential purchaser.  

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