Real Estate Council of British Columbia – Enforcement Expenses

Posted by Johannes Schenk on April 2nd, 2016 — Posted in Employment Law, Litigation, Professional Discipline

You can see from the following enforcement expense list that a hearing needs to be well planned and highly considered to avoid unnecessary expense to a registrant.

Enforcement expenses recoverable against a licensee by the Council under the Real Estate Services Act are as follows: for investigation expenses, $100/hour for each investigator; for an audit carried out during an investigation leading to a hearing $150/hour for an auditor regularly employed by the Council; and in any other case, $400/hour; for reasonably necessary legal services: $150/hour for a lawyer regularly employed by the Council; and in any other case, $400/hour; for disbursements properly incurred in connection with the provision of legal services to the Council or the Discipline Committee, the actual amount of the disbursements; for each full or partial day of hearing, administrative expenses of: $1,000 for a hearing before a Discipline Committee of one member; $1,500 for a hearing before a Discipline Committee of 3 members; and $2,000 for a hearing before a Discipline Committee of 4 or more members; for each day or partial day that a witness, other than an expert witness, attends a hearing at the request of the Council or a Discipline Committee, $50; for an expert witness who attends a hearing at the request of the Council or a Discipline Committee, $400/hour; the reasonable travel and living expenses for a witness or expert witness who attends a hearing at the request of the Council or a Discipline Committee; for other expenses, reasonably incurred, arising out of a hearing or an investigation leading up to a hearing, the actual amount incurred.

Source: Real Estate Council of British Columbia – Complaint Discipline Procedures

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