Beginning September 1, the Real Estate Council of B.C. has stipulated that all new applications for licensing by individuals must include photo identification.
The Council amended its general bylaws last June to require photo identification after broker Indeep (Ted) Singh Aulak was caught writing a real estate exam for his friend, Ryan Gurinder Rana of Ryan Rana Personal Real Estate Corporation.
He swore a false affidavit attesting that he was Rana and applied for registration in the Trading Services Applied Practice Real Estate Course on behalf of Rana.
According to FICOM’s investigation, both the RETS Exam and the Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia Examination are administered by the Real Estate Division of the Sauder School of Business, at the University of British Columbia.
On April 15, Rana admitted to the Council that he did not write the RETS Exam and that someone else wrote the RETS exam for him.
Rogers said that it was in the public interest to make a summary order because, among other things: “Mr. Aulak’s actions are particularly concerning given the short period of time in which he has been registered as a submortgage broker. In addition, Mr. Aulak is active in the real estate industry and maintained a professional relationship with Mr. Rana by listing one of his properties with Mr. Rana, whom he knew was not properly licensed.” – CINEWS