News Bulletin - December 22, 2016

Discipline Newsletter Released: December 2016
The Clause Book is Back!
Buyer Brokerage Agreements are becoming mandatory for common law licensees

Discipline Newsletter Released
The Commission has released the latest Discipline Newsletter.

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The Clause Book is Back!
We're pleased to release to you the revised Clause Book, ahead of schedule!

The purpose of this resource is to assist licensees in determining the appropriate language for basic conditions in agreements. The clauses have been written in a standard format that are in conformity with the Act and Bylaw and may be amended to better reflect unique situations.

A big thank you to the Commission's Forms Committee for taking on the task of revising the previous Clause Book and working diligently to improve this resource for licensees.

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Buyer Brokerage Agreements are becoming mandatory for common law licensees
Starting January 1, 2017, brokerage agreements will be mandatory for all buyer clients of brokerages in Nova Scotia.

We have put together some reference material to help licensees and consumers when completing these agreements. Everything you need is conveniently located on our website.

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Buyer Brokerage Agreement Overview - December 7, 2016
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When a licensee changes brokerages, what happens to their listings? - November 30, 2016
How to properly deal with competing offers - November 24th, 2016
What do we mean when we say something is required 'in writing'? - November 16, 2016

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