Regulatory Decisions And Disclosures

The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission has the authority, pursuant to the Real Estate Trading Act and the Commission Bylaw, to publish licensing and disciplinary decisions and disclosures. In addition to notices of licence suspensions and terminations, the Commission publishes a bi-annual Discipline Newsletter, which serves as an educational tool for licensees and is available to the public in accordance with the following:

  • Investigations that result in fines of $500 or less are summarized along with the sanction. Neither the licensee nor the brokerage are named in this summary.
  • Investigations that result in fines greater than $500 include the licensee’s name, the brokerage name, a summary of the circumstances that led to the investigation, the sanctions and any costs the licensee is ordered to pay.

When a licence is suspended, the Registrar may also notify the public by publishing the information in the provincial newspaper, in accordance with Commission Bylaw 839.

Disciplinary Decisions

July 1, 2018 - Licence Suspension

NOTICE OF LICENCE SUSPENSION

Effective July 1, 2018
 
The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission hereby gives notice that the real estate licenses of the following individuals have been suspended for failure to complete their continuing education requirements for the 2017-2018 licensing cycle:
 
  • Thomas Siteman, former salesperson with Royal LePage Atlantic

Per Commission Bylaw 323 (a) "All industry members must complete the annual CPE requirements prescribed by the Commission for their licence prior to June 15th of each year. Should an industry member fail to complete the requirements, their licence will not be renewed until proof that the requirements have been met is provided to the Registrar."

This notice has been distributed to licensees in accordance with Commission Bylaw 839.

September 1, 2017 - Licence Suspension

NOTICE OF LICENCE SUSPENSION

Effective September 1, 2017
 

The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission hereby gives notice that the real estate broker licence for Martina Robinson, broker of Robinson & Harmsen Lifestyle Real Estate Inc. in Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia is suspended from September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2018 for violating the following sections of the Real Estate Trading Act and the Commission Bylaw:

The charges result from a discipline hearing that resulted from Robinson’s failure to obtain an acceptable rating on four consecutive audits. The Panel found that Robinson failed to demonstrate the skill, knowledge, judgment or desire to be a competent broker, showed little regard for her clients/customers and licensees at her brokerage, and displayed disdain for the Commission, its policies and procedures. The Panel found Robinson demonstrated a lack of knowledge to implement procedures, review documents, and understand agency. Further, the Panel found that Robinson, through her actions and behaviours, substantially increased the costs of the investigation and hearing, costs that the panel strongly believed should not be borne by fellow licensees.

Robinson is also subject to a letter of reprimand, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $52,800.12 in legal costs. The reinstatement of Robinson’s broker licence is conditional upon retaking the broker licensing course, passing the real estate broker exam, and complying with the audit schedule set out by the Discipline Panel. This notice has been distributed to licensees in accordance with Commission Bylaw 839.

Disciplinary Newsletters

The Nova Scotia Real Estate
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Nova Scotia real estate industry.

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Bedford, NS
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licensing@nsrec.ns.ca
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