Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker
BRMadigan@Rogers.com

RE/MAX West Realty Inc.,
Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. 
Toronto, Ontario 


Phone: 416-745-2300

Cell: 647-404-8150 
Toll Free: 1-888-507-0817

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Agent’s Negligence: Breach of Contract at Common law

October 24, 2017 - Updated: October 24, 2017Litigation

Agent’s Negligence: Breach of Contract at Common law Aside and apart from the Agent’s fiduciary duties, an Agent is obligate ...

Tagged with: agent breach of contract negligence liability ontario law

Agent Says - You Can't Keep Me Out - If Necessary I'll Break in

January 2, 2017 - Updated: January 2, 2017Discipline (Agents)

Agent Says “You Can’t Keep Me Out - If Necessary I’ll Break In” This is a RECO Discipline case, and as crazy a ...

Tagged with: reco discipline agent break and enter trespass ontario law

Agent Fails to Disclose Marihuana Grow House to Own Client

January 2, 2017 - Updated: January 3, 2017Discipline (Agents)

Agent Fails to Disclose “Marihuana Grow House” to Own Client This is difficult to believe but it’s true. This matter ...

Tagged with: disciplne disclosure concealment agent fiduciary duties code of ethics breach reco discipline ontario law

Seller's Remedies Having Signed a Mutual Release

November 28, 2016 - Updated: November 29, 2016Litigation

Seller’s Remedies Having Signed a Mutual Release You can probably imagine that a Seller may be upset, sign a Mutual Release and ...

Tagged with: mutual release lawsuit agent negligence ontario law

Agent Backdates Documents and Witnesses Without Being Present (RECO Discipline)

October 25, 2016 - Updated: October 25, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Backdates Documents and Witnesses Without Being Present (RECO Discipline Barney Noble had a listing of a condominium. His friend ...

Tagged with: agent backdates witnesses not present reco discipline ontario law

Agent Lists, Buys, Renovates but Never Closes Deal (RECO Discipline)

October 24, 2016 - Updated: October 24, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Lists, Buys, Renovates but Never Closes Deal (RECO Discipline) The Regulator for the real estate industry, the Real Estate Counc ...

Tagged with: agent fails to protect client best interests rebba code of ethics reco discipline fine

Seller Must Disclose Environmental Prohibition Order

October 19, 2016 - Updated: October 19, 2016Disclosure

Vendor has Obligation to Disclose “Prohibition Order” The Supreme Court of British Columbia dealt with the matter of the v ...

Tagged with: seller agent listing disclosure environmental order prohibition ontario law

Agent Fails to Explain Commission Reduction Properly: Faces Discipline

August 10, 2016 - Updated: August 10, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Fails to Explain Commission Reduction Properly: Faces Discipline The Real Estate Council of Ontario just looked at a case involv ...

Tagged with: agent commission reduction incorrect information no informed consent rebba 2002 ontario law

Agent Disciplined for Series of Inconsistent Listings (SOLD over ASKING)

July 25, 2016 - Updated: July 25, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Disciplined for Series of Inconsistent Listings (SOLD over ASKING) The Real Estate Council of Ontario just imposed an $8,000.00 ...

Tagged with: agent listings exclusive mls no match inconsistent reco discipline

Agent Penalized for Failing to Attend Home Inspection

July 22, 2016 - Updated: July 22, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Penalized for Failing to Attend Home Inspection The Buyer’s representative sent her own relative to attend a home inspecti ...

Tagged with: agent discipline no show home inspection buyers agent gave out lockbox ontario law

Agent Fails to Discover Parking Pad Legality and Terms of Mutual Driveway

July 14, 2016 - Updated: July 14, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Fails to Discover Parking Pad Legality and Terms of Mutual Driveway This is an interesting situation. Fred Flintstone took a lis ...

Tagged with: agent discipline reco parking pad mutual driveway ontario law

Succesful Bidder Sues His Own Agent for Appraisal Shortfall

June 28, 2016 - Updated: June 28, 2016Litigation

Suing the Buyer’s Agent for the Shortfall in Valuation after the Bidding War Can a successful bidder sue his own Agent after the ...

Tagged with: agent bidding wars valuation shortfall appraisal lawsuit deficiency ontario law

Can the Seller Disclose Information from the Bids?

May 15, 2016 - Updated: May 17, 2016Sellers

Seller’s Disclosure of Bids Question: Is it allowable for a Seller to disclose information about the bids? Assume that one of th ...

Tagged with: disclosure bids not allowed agent seller ontario law

Does the Agent Have to Disclose a Severance Condition?

May 9, 2016Agency

Does the Agent Have to Disclose a Severance Condition? This is a somewhat unique case. An owner severed their exiting lot into two par ...

Tagged with: severance condition agent duty obligation disclosure ontario law

Agent Fails to Finish Off the Paperwork (RECO Discipline)

March 9, 2016 - Updated: March 10, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Fails to Finish Off the Paperwork (RECO Discipline) Paperwork is important. It is the creation of an adequate audit trail for th ...

Tagged with: paperwork documentation agent failure reco discipline

Agent Sells Property Twice by Mistake (Fails to Count Days) RECO Discipline

February 25, 2016 - Updated: April 4, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Sells Same Property Twice By Mistake (Failure to Count) (RECO Discipline) Certainly, it would be nice to sell the same property ...

Tagged with: agent failure to count sells property twice liability reco discipline ontario law

Agent Fails to Check Status of Parking Pad Application

February 24, 2016 - Updated: February 24, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Fails to Check Status of Parking Pad Application In this case, Bernie Robb was the Listing Agent for Malcolm Towers. The propert ...

Tagged with: facts discovery parking pad agent reco discipline ontario law

Agent Fails to Verify Utilities (RECO Discipline)

February 20, 2016 - Updated: February 20, 2016Discipline (Agents)

Agent Fails to Verify Utilities for Buyer (RECO Discipline) An investment property was for sale. It was a “student rental” ...

Tagged with: reco discipline agent fails verify utilities ontario law

Second Agent Needs to Explain "Holdover Clause"

February 18, 2016 - Updated: February 18, 2016Discipline (Agents)

RECO Discipline: Holdover Clauses and Agent Liability The Real Estate Council of Ontario recently considered a case involving a holdov ...

Tagged with: holdover clause agent explain reco discipline ontario law

Who Orders the Status Certificate?

January 30, 2016 - Updated: January 30, 2016Buyers

Who Orders the Status Certificate? Question: Whose responsibility is it to obtain the Status Certificate? The Buyer’s ...

Tagged with: buyer lawyer agent status certificate condo condominium

Agents Are at Risk in "Passing Off" Actions

March 26, 2014 - Updated: March 26, 2014Real Estate Agents

“Passing Off” a Tort for Real Estate Agents Under the law of torts, there is an action for “passing off”. Esse ...

Tagged with: agent liability tort law passing off ontario

Agents’ Role in Disclosure

January 28, 2014 - Updated: January 28, 2014Disclosure

Question: "As a general guideline, the brokerage and its representatives are not required to disclose patent defects. ...

Tagged with: disclosue agent seller registrant latent defect patent defect material fact ontario law

Licensed Agent on Duty!

November 6, 2013Real Estate Agents

How many times have you seen this sign? Ever wondered what it means? It means nothing. In fact, it's illegal! Real Estate practitioners ...

Tagged with: licensed agent registered rebba 2002 broker sales representative

Do a Credit Check on the Tenant

October 22, 2013 - Updated: October 22, 2013Real Estate Agents

Managing Properties or Renting Out Properties ~ Check out the Tenant If you are a real estate agent looking to either manage a series ...

Tagged with: agent discipline check tenant

Accredited Elite Advocate - Oakville Program

October 13, 2013 - Updated: October 13, 2013Courses

I am pleased to advise that the Accredited Elite Advocate program will be hosted by the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board ...

Tagged with: aea designation accredited elite advocate agent real estate fiduciary duties ontario

Oakville ~ Accredited Elite Advocate

October 1, 2013 - Updated: October 1, 2013Courses

I am pleased to advise that the Accredited Elite Advocate program will be hosted by the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Boar ...

Tagged with: aea designation accredited elite advocate agent real estate fiduciary duties ontario

Accredited Elite Advocate - Program

September 3, 2013 - Updated: September 3, 2013Courses

Accredited Elite Advocate Two day Program This program is designed to ensure that the participant will learn to apply ...

Tagged with: aea designation accredited elite advocate agent real estate fiduciary duties ontario

Protecting the Buyer’s Agent in an Estate Sale (Part 3)

August 31, 2013 - Updated: March 5, 2017Estates

Death Onsite Buyers’ agents can get in trouble with estate sales outside of the normal course of business. It’s not just t ...

Tagged with: agent duty estate sale unnatural deaths ontario law

Protecting the Buyer’s Agent in an Estate Sale (Part 2)

August 31, 2013 - Updated: March 5, 2017Estates

Who Signs? What additional protections should a buyer’s agent take when acting for the buyers in terms of an estate sale? ...

Tagged with: agent duty listing estate ontario law

Agency Created by Estoppel

July 26, 2013 - Updated: July 26, 2013Agency

The very difficult issues raised in the area of agency are the ones that are not quite so clear. Here, the agent is not appointed by an express ...

Tagged with: agency conduct estoppel principal agent third party ontario law

How do you Identify Partnerships? (FINTRAC)

June 18, 2013 - Updated: June 18, 2013Real Estate Agents

FINTRAC ~ Identification of a Partnership The identification of a partnership is somewhat complex under the rules. While on ...

Tagged with: fintrac partnership identification mandatary agent rules compliance

Can You Use a SKYPE Video Conference for FINTRAC?

June 12, 2013 - Updated: June 12, 2013Real Estate Agents

This is a question which arises from time to time. The scenario is briefly this. As a real estate agent you have a client who has just ...

Tagged with: fintrac individual identification mandatary agent rules compliance

Agent Falsifies Clients' Signatures

May 31, 2013 - Updated: May 31, 2013Discipline (Agents)

This is a case of sheer and absolute incompetence. It’s hard to keep track of all the errors. Sheila Smith was a real estate age ...

Tagged with: agent discipline forgery false signature false initials no documents

Agent Fails to Protect Client about Lack of Potable Water

May 3, 2013 - Updated: May 3, 2013Discipline (Agents)

In this case, an agent failed to protect his clients and was assessed a $10,000.00 fine and the brokerage with whom he was affiliated a $5,000.0 ...

Tagged with: agent discipline unsafe water need conditions

Brian Madigan LL.B. Broker

RE/MAX West Realty Inc. Brokerage

Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. , Toronto Ontario,

Phone: 416-745-2300

BRMadigan@Rogers.com

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