Land Agent Investigations

Land Agent Investigations

If the Registrar receives a complaint with respect of any matter that pertains to the Land Agents Licensing Act or the Land Agents Licensing Regulation or has reason to believe that a contravention has taken place, the Registrar may initiate an investigation into the complaint or contravention. The responsibility of conducting the investigation, up to the point of the Registrar’s hearing, rests with the Deputy Registrar of Land Agents. This allows the Registrar to be impartial when conducting a hearing.

When conducting an investigation, inquiries may be made into and examinations may be made of the business affairs of the person in respect of whom the investigation is being made. This may be anything related to the complaint or alleged contravention and includes books, papers, documents, correspondence, communications, negotiations, transactions and investigations by, on behalf of, in relation to, or connected with the person in respect of whom the investigation is being made. Prompt and explicit answers must be provided by the person in respect of whom the investigation is being made.

At reasonable times, copies of any documents required in an investigation may be demanded. Any person who has the custody, possession or control of any of these documents must produce them and permit the inspection of them. If a person does not provide the documents requested, a court order may be issued.

Created:
Modified: 2002-03-06
PID: 241