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Are you facing a misconduct claim as a real estate professional? Month: November 2017

Month: November 2017

Are you facing a misconduct claim as a real estate professional?

If you are a real estate professional in Ontario, society will hold you to a high standard of professional conduct. Your investment into qualifying for and practising your profession can be in jeopardy in the event of allegations of misconduct. If you do not handle such charges appropriately, damage to your reputation might have long-term consequences. The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) regulates the real estate industry on behalf of the Ontario government. Real estate brokerages and agents must comply with provincial legislation and regulations. What are your rights? Accusations of professional misconduct will naturally be stressful, and although you…

Toronto man faces fraud charges

A man police believe duped several prospective renters out of cash advances has been arrested, according to spokespeople. Toronto police have charged the man with three counts of fraud over $5,000 and 18 counts of fraud under $5,000 after it was discovered he may have been scamming prospective tenants. It is unclear whether he is being held by police, and no court date has been announced at this time. Details about the alleged fraud are still incomplete as of this report, but it has been confirmed that a 39-year-old man was arrested after a lengthy investigation. The man, who is of no…

Ontario man charged with homicide in 2016 death

A man from Ontario police believe was responsible for the shooting death of another man last year has been arrested and charged. The 24-year-old Brampton man was arrested on Oct. 26 for his alleged connection with a homicide that caused the death of a 20-year-old man outside a nightclub in April of last year. The man now faces a charge of second-degree murder and is currently in custody awaiting trial. According to the police report, the victim was found shot around 1:30 a.m. the morning of April 17, 2016, apparently after being denied access to a hookah lounge that has since been…

Sexual assault in Ontario: Understanding the age of consent

The age of consent for having sex is an often debated issue. It is an important question to have answered, however, since it can be the difference between something completely permissible or sexual assault, if one of the individuals in question is still at a young age. For instance, what happens when a 15-year-old female and a 21-year-old male have sex? In a particular case that involved the Ontario Court of Appeals, it was determined that the female initiated the sexual encounter, even though the age of consent in Ontario is 16. During the initial trial, the male was actually…

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