Recent Enforcement Decisions

When RECO takes action against a real estate salesperson, broker or brokerage for serious misconduct, the matter must go to one of three decision-making forums:

    • Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) decisions are about revoking or suspending the registration of a salesperson, broker or brokerage; or refusing to register an applicant seeking entry into the profession. Without registration, an individual or brokerage cannot trade in real estate. LAT may also impose conditions on a registration.

      For a list of LAT decisions prior to 2017, click here.
    • Provincial Offences Act (POA) decisions stem from charges laid by RECO under the Real Estate Business & Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), the legislation that governs real estate salespersons, brokers and brokerage in Ontario. These are heard in provincial court.

      For a list of POA decisions prior to 2017, click here.
    • Discipline Panel decisions are about breaches of the Code of Ethics (which is a specific part of REBBA) heard by the Discipline and Appeals committees of RECO.

      For a list of discipline decisions dating back to 2000, click here. Please note, these decisions can only be searched by year and/or topic. To search by name, please use the search tool (described below), which will show if a particular salesperson, broker or brokerage has been the subject of a discipline decision in the last five years.

Look up a real estate salesperson, broker or brokerage
RECO has a search tool, located in the top right-hand corner of each page, where you can search for a real estate salesperson, broker or brokerage to make sure they are registered and in good standing. If they are registered, a small profile will pop up with their name and their brokerage. If you click on the profile, more information will appear, including their position, details about the brokerage, and whether they are facing charges or have been subject to regulatory action in the last five years.

 
Here is more information about our regulatory processes and outcomes.

Below is a list of recent decisions categorized by date, name and the forum/decision type.

Date Name/Decision
2018
Jun 22/18 Aram Tokmak
Registration refused
Licence Appeal Tribunal Decision
Jun 11/18 Nancy Lenguyen
Fined $6,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jun 11/18 Michael John Richard Smith O/A Michael J. R. Smith
Fined $3,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jun 8/18 Yuri Gavris
Registration refused
Licence Appeal Tribunal Decision
May 30/18 Patrick Rocca
Fined $4,500
Discipline Panel – Summary
Apr 16/18 Shahrokh Jahan-Bin O/A Shan Jahan-Bin
Fined $3,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Apr 5/18 Home Sweet Home Realty Inc. (George Mangov)
Fined $25,000
Received suspended sentence

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Apr 5/18 George Mangov (Home Sweet Home Realty Inc.)
Fined $4,000
Received suspended sentence

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Mar 7/18 Alex Farcas
Fined $6,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Feb 28/18 Kelly Da Costa
Registration refused
Licence Appeal Tribunal Decision
Feb 2/18 Sutharsan Nadarajah
Fined $20,000 (currently under appeal)
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jan 24/18 Michael Stolberg
Registration suspended
Licence Appeal Tribunal Decision
Jan 10/18 Edward Mayer o/a Tedd Mayer
Fined $3,500
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jan 8/18 Ying Xue o/a Sophie Xue
Suspended sentence on five counts
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jan 8/18 Aimhome Realty Inc.
Fined $15,500
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jan 4/18 Peter Racco
Conditions placed on registration
Licence Appeal Tribunal Decision
2017
Dec 15/17 JPWin Realty Inc. (Jason Woolcock)
Fined $10,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Dec 15/17 Jason Woolcock (JPWin Realty Inc.)
Suspended sentence
One year probation
40 hours of community service

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Dec 12/17 Sanjiv Gupta
Fined $13,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Dec 11/17 Dream Maker Realty Inc.
Two year probation
Fined $22,000

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Dec 11/17 Temitope Olowolafe O/A Isaac Jr. Olowolafe
Two year probation
Fined $22,000

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Dec 5/17 John A. Powell
Fined $15,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Dec 1/17 Marta C. Castelhano
Fined $10,000
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Nov 24/17 Di Sun
Fined $3,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Nov 24/17 Nicholas James-Bock O/A Nico James-Bock
Fined $5,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Nov 20/17 Inga Rydzevskaya
Fined $5,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Nov 20/17 Steven Ronald Burrows
Fined $4,000
Two suspended sentences

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Nov 17/17 Jerry Bin Ou O/A Jerry Ou
Fined $3,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Nov 15/17 Arlene Lindsay
Fined $5,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Nov 13/17 Vesna Kolenc
Fined $6,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Nov 10/17 Andrew Sobczak
Fined $15,000
Complete course “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Nov 9/17 Afshin Noohi
Fined $3,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Oct 19/17 Wayne Edward Shantz
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Oct 16/17 Xue Hang O/A Sherry Hang
Fined $3,500
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Oct 16/17 Stephen Wai Ho Chung O/A Stephen Chung
Fined $2,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Oct 16/17 Timothy Edward Dutaud
Fined $5,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Oct 6/17 Francis Joseph
Fined $3,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Oct 2/17 Michele Andrea Denniston
Fined $6,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 28/17 Mohammad Hesam-Zadeh O/A Moe Hesam-Zadeh
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 28/17 Meaghan Elizabeth Dalley O/A Meaghan Dalley
Fined $1,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 26/17 John Van Dyk
Registration refused
Final Notice
Sep 22/17 John M Van Dyk
Fined $7,000
Two year probation

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Sep 15/17 Michael Kolenc
Fined $2,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 15/17 Vesna Kolenc
Fined $4,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 12/17 Eric Yee Lai Wong
Fined $40,000
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 11/17 Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc. (Victoria McDougall)
Fined $7,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 11/17 Victoria McDougall O/A Vicki McDougall (Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc.)
Fined $7,500
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 6/17 Rhodora Colmenar Xerez-Burgos
Fined $12,500
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 5/17 Haoqing Zhang O/A Hank Zhang
Fined $3,500
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Sep 1/17 Aruni Senadiera
Fined $10,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Aug 15/17 Shaojun Xiao O/A Mark Xiao
Fined $6,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Aug 11/17 Parvinder Singh
Conditions placed on registration
Licence Appeal Tribunal Decision
Aug 10/17 Michael Loewith
Fined $5,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Aug 1/17 Timothy S Wilson
Fined $5,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jul 26/17 Guo You Lin O/A David Lin
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jul 25/17 Webster J Jocelyn
Fined $2,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jul 24/17 Joshua John Wannamaker O/A Josh Wannamaker
Fined $7,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jul 18/17 Ellahe Rezai
Fined $3,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jul 13/17 David Lachance
Fined $6,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jul 11/17 Homelife Diamonds Realty Inc. (Inderveer Chawla)
Fined $4,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jul 11/17 Inderveer Chawla O/A Tony Chawla (Homelife Diamonds Realty Inc.)
Fined $4,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jul 6/17 Cheryl Diane Price O/A Diane Price
Fined $3,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jul 5/17 Jenny Xiaolin Lin
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jun 29/17 Homelife/Realty Options Inc. (Mohamed Hazmee Hameed)
Registration revoked
Final Notice
Jun 29/17 Mohamed Hazmee Hameed O/A Hazmee Hameed (Homelife/Realty Options Inc.)
Fined $2,000
Registration revoked

Final Notice
Jun 27/17 Anmol Singh Walia O/A Anmol Walia
Fined $3,500
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jun 19/17 Koon Wah Yip O/A Koon Yip
Fined $3,000
Courses ordered:
– Real Estate as a Professional Career
– Land, Structures and Real Estate Trading
– The Real Estate Transaction – General
– The Residential Real Estate Transaction
– The Commercial Real Estate Transaction
– Real Property Law

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jun 12/17 Justin Dahl
Fined $3,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jun 12/17 Gerhard E Beuth
Suspended sentence
Six month probation

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jun 7/17 Palaniappan Manian O/A Balan Manian
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jun 6/17 Arthur Tkaczyk
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Jun 6/17 Dawn C Kendrick O/A Dawn Kendrick
Fined $1,000
Course ordered: any RECO course involving clauses

Full Discipline Panel Decision
May 25/17 Sally Maglaris
Fined $3,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
May 23/17 Mazin Jaber
Fined $3,250
Full Discipline Panel Decision
May 15/17 Dennis James Bruner
Fined $2,500
Suspended sentence

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
May 15/17 Homelife Best Choice Realty Inc. (Wenming Cheng)
Suspended sentence
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
May 15/17 Wenming Cheng O/A Rex Cheng (Homelife Best Choice Realty Inc.)
Fined $5,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
May 4/17 Tamer Hosny Darwish
Fined $1,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
May 4/17 Emadeddin Shihadeh O/A Emad Shihadeh
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Apr 28/17 Supreet Kaur Tiwana O/A Poppy Tiwana
Fined $5,500
Complete course ““REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Apr 13/17 David Thanh Hue Huong
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Apr 10/17 Amit Dhankhar
Fined $2,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Apr 4/17 Edward Christopher Metler O/A Chris Metler
Fined $2,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Mar 31/17 Homelife Victory Realty Inc. (Victor Fishman)
Fined $250,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Mar 31/17 Victor Fishman (Homelife Victory Realty Inc.)
Fined $30,000
Two year probation
100 hours of community service
Pay restitution of $64,156.14

Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Mar 28/17 Varinderjeet Singh Patheja O/A Sunny Patheja
Fined $6,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Mar 23/17 Rick Anderson
Six months probation
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Mar 20/17 Yan Zhu O/A Julia Zhu
Fined $1,500
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Mar 14/17 Chang Liu O/A David Liu
Fined $5,000
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Mar 13/17 Yu Lan Cai O/A Yolanda Cai
Fined $20,000
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”
Course ordered “REIC: Legal Issues in Real Estate”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Mar 8/17 Miton Kanti Parial O/A Miton Parial
Fined $3,000
Course ordered “REIC: Ethics and Business Practice”

Full Discipline Panel Decision
Feb 22/17 David Lyle Nicholls O/A David Nicholls
Fined $5,000
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Feb 9/17 Minoo Malakzadeh
Fined $3,500
Full Discipline Panel Decision
Feb 3/17 Citysites Realty Inc. (Franco M Gentile)
Fined $4,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Feb 3/17 Franco M Gentile O/A Frank Gentile (Citysites Realty Inc.)
Fined $4,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jan 25/17 Tyler Benjamin Andress O/A Tyler Andress
Fined $2,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jan 10/17 Varun Kalra
Fined $2,000
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Jan 9/17 Blake Richard Cameron
Fined $2,500
Provincial Offences Act – Summary
Updated Jun 28/18