I have clients who bought a rented condo 2 years ago, we did not know that the seller’s real estate agent was the renter. The agent never disclosed it. My clients sent a notice to the renter (the real estate agent) to move out and gave him 4 months, the renter is refusing to move out and now they have a hearing at the end of the month.
- Can we use the non-disclosure for the hearing at the board?
No, the obligation to disclose was to the Landlord at the time, not your clients.
- Should they complain to RECO?
That would seem unnecessarily unfair. RECO will simply indicate that you have no grounds for such a complaint.
- Any advice?
Stick to the lease and the eviction. That’s what’s relevant.
Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker