The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is launching an anonymous tipline to enhance consumer protection in British Columbia’s real estate market.
Consumers and real estate agents will now have an anonymous way to report suspected misconduct by real estate agents. There are two ways to share a tip:
- By phone: 1 833 420-2400
The tipline gives members of the public and real estate professionals the opportunity to let the real estate council know about suspicious activities, while protecting their identities. The council’s trained investigators will review each tip and make sure that appropriate action is taken to ensure consumers are protected and professional standards are met.
The new tipline is in addition to the real estate council’s existing complaints process. The council opens an investigation file on every complaint received.
Establishing a tipline was one of the recommendations made by the council’s Independent Advisory Group, to enhance protection for real estate consumers in B.C.
- The Real Estate Council of B.C. was established in 1958. In 2018, the council became a Crown agency.
- The council protects the public interest by ensuring real estate licensees are competent and making sure licensees comply with the Real Estate Services Act.
- To give the council better enforcement tools, the Province recently increased fines from $10,000, for an individual, to $250,000.
- Report a concern to the tipline
- File a complaint
- Real Estate Council of British Columbia
- Read the Independent Advisory Group’s report
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