COVID-19 UPDATE

The Commission’s office is open

Public and licensee access is by appointment only

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Health Directives, NSAR Appointment, Chair and Vice Chair Election, Outgoing Board Members

COVID-19 Health Directives

The COVID-19 orders, directives, and guidelines we all have to follow are being continuously updated by the provincial and federal governments. View the latest information here:

Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Canada

NSAR Appointment

Aaron Millen, associate broker with Blinkhorn Real Estate Ltd. was appointed by the NSAR to the Commission Board of Directors for a three-year term. Welcome Aaron.

COVID-19 Health Directives, Election Results, Annual Report, and Probate Court Update

COVID-19 Health Directives

The COVID-19 orders, directives, and guidelines we all have to follow are being continuously updated by the provincial and federal governments. View the latest information here:

Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Canada

Election Results

The election for a position on the Commission Board of Directors opened at 9 a.m. on Monday and closed at 4 p.m. yesterday. Congratulations to Linda Smardon, broker of Exit Realty Metro, for securing the most votes. This year’s election had the highest turnout of elections to date with 49.3 per cent of licensees casting ballots. In last year’s election, 41.3 per cent of licensees cast ballots. Thank you for voting!

COVID-19 Health Directives, Mental Health, Election Opens Monday, CPE Course Enrollment Support

COVID-19 Health Directives

The COVID-19 orders, directives, and guidelines we all have to follow are being continuously updated by the provincial and federal governments. View the latest information here:

Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Canada

Mental Health and Well-being

This has been a horrific week for Nova Scotians in a month that was already very difficult. The government of Nova Scotia website provides a number of mental health and well-being services and resources for all ages. View the available services and resources HERE.

COVID-19 Update (April 20)

COVID-19 Health Directives, State of Emergency Bylaw, Temporary Bylaw Changes, Amendments to the Existing Bylaw, Staff Changes, CPE Reminder

COVID-19 Health Directives

The COVID-19 orders, directives, and guidelines we all have to follow are being continuously updated by the provincial and federal governments. View the latest information here:

Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Canada

State of Emergency Bylaw

On April 16, 2020, the Commission Board of Directors passed a state-of-emergency bylaw (238(b)). This bylaw provides the Commission with the overriding authority to extend or vary time limits for carrying out of any requirements of the Bylaw, such as postponing the annual general meeting, temporary changes to fees, extending renewal deadlines, and the manner by which those requirements are fulfilled, like waiving immediate notarization of some documents, and auditors working electronically instead of with paper. The text of the Bylaw is as follows:

COVID-19 Update (April 10)

Probate Court, Residential Tenancies, Health Directives, Criminal Record Checks, Scammer Alert, Election Nominees

Probate Court Alert

Licensees with potential listings or a transaction involving an estate should check to see if a Grant of Probate or Grant of Administration has been issued. Unless deemed an emergency by a judge, Probate Courts are not accepting new applications at this time. Without a grant being recorded in the land registry, the executor/administrator will not be able sign off on the documents necessary to sell the property, because they will not have proof of their authority to act.

Residential Tenancies

The Commission has received calls from residential tenants who said that they were instructed by licensees to sanitize their rental unit for showings. Residential tenancies are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act, not the Real Estate Trading Act. Licensees are reminded that they may only relay the lawful instructions of their client. This means following the terms of specified in the lease and the Residential Tenancies Act in terms of what a tenant can be asked to do.

The Nova Scotia Real Estate
Commission
is the regulator of the
Nova Scotia real estate industry.

Contact Us

Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

601-1595 Bedford Highway
Bedford, NS
B4A 3Y4

p: 1.902.468.3511 or
1.800.390.1015

f:  1.902.468.1016 or
1.800.390.1016

e: For licensing information
licensing@nsrec.ns.ca
For complaints
compliance@nsrec.ns.ca