Real Estate

Winnipeg real estate agent suspended for a month for professional misconduct in 2018 sale

A Winnipeg real estate agent has been ordered to pay $6,000 in costs and temporarily suspended for failing to disclose accurate information about a condo dwelling to a buyer six years ago.

Rahim Omar Mirza brokered the sale of a Crescentwood condo to a woman without revealing foundation issues with the lower unit of the two-condo building, according to a settlement agreement between Mirza and the Manitoba Securities Commission filed with the Manitoba Financial Services Agency late last month.

According to the settlement agreement with the Manitoba government agency, Mirza showed the woman the condo on Oct. 12, 2018. She made an offer to purchase it that was accepted by the seller, whom Mirza was also representing. The offer was not subject to a home inspection.

The woman took possession of the condo on Nov. 14, 2018, and later became aware it had foundation issues.

She paid $34,535 to repair

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Manitoba holds firm on declining Winnipeg call for inquiry into real estate, construction scandals

Manitoba’s PC government says it’s still too soon to call a public inquiry into the real-estate and construction scandals that plagued the City of Winnipeg more than a decade ago despite the resolution of a pair of city lawsuits over its police headquarters.

In 2013 and 2014, the final two years of former mayor Sam Katz’s time in office, a trio of external audits examined what went wrong with the commission of Winnipeg’s police headquarters, the construction of four new fire-paramedic stations and major real-estate transactions that included the sale of Canad Inns Stadium, the Parker land swap and the purchase of the former Canada Post complex in downtown Winnipeg.

The police headquarters project was also the subject of a five-year RCMP investigation that concluded without charges as well as civil litigation by the city against former city chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl and primary police-HQ contractor Caspian Construction.


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