1. WorkSafeBC: Safe working operations in collaboration with BCREA
These protocols are for those providing services related to real estate, including real estate professionals and home inspectors. These employers may also benefit from reviewing protocols related to office space. Employers must also ensure they are abiding by any orders, notices, or guidance issued by the provincial health officer, and the appropriate health authority, that are relevant to their workplace. Read more >>
2. RECBC & OSRE: The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia have proposed changes to administrative penalties.
The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) and the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) are opening a consultation on proposed changes to administrative penalties. The changes will make administrative penalties a more effective tool to increase compliance by real estate professionals and strengthen consumer protection for British Columbians when buying or selling property. Members of the public, stakeholders, and real estate professionals are invited to submit their feedback during the 45-day consultation period. Read More >>
3. BCREA & BC Hydro: The BC Energy Step Code and what It means for REALTORS®
In the coming years, new homes in BC are about to get measurably healthier, quieter, more durable, and more energy efficient than those on the resale market, thanks to a regulation called the BC Energy Step Code. BCREA is collaborating with BC Hydro to ensure REALTORS® understand the BC Energy Step Code, so they can better advise their clients and meet the growing demand for “high-performance homes.” Read More >>