There is now a way for the public to report shady real estate deals.
The Real Estate Council of British Columbia Thursday announced the launch of an anonymous tipline “to enhance consume protection in British Columbia’s real estate market.”
“People deserve to know that they can trust the professionals they are working with when they are buying or selling real estate,” Finance Minister Carol James said in a press release. “I am encouraged by the council’s move to have a new tipline that will help protect people from unethical conduct in our real estate market.”
The tipline gives the public and real estate professionals an avenue for reporting suspicious activities o the real estate council while remaining anonymous. The council’s investigators will review each tip and make sure that appropriate action is taken “to ensure consumers are protected and professional standards are met.”