By Cam Fortems
Kamloops This Week
The managing broker of a Barriere realty firm has been reprimanded and fined by the Real Estate Council of B.C. for misrepresenting an asset on a property she sold.
Katherine Ann Campbell is managing broker of Integrity Realty Ltd. in Barriere.
In an agreed statement of facts, she agreed she committed professional misconduct as part of a sale in 2012.
Campbell was disciplined by a committee under the Real Estate Services Act. She agreed to pay a fine and enforcement expenses totalling $3,750.
The council found Campbell listed a property in May of 2012 as having a heat pump, but she did not verify it.
According to the ruling, Campbell said she was told the pump was either outside or in the basement. She did not check the basement, she claimed, because she had a back injury and could not access a crawl space.
“Ms. Campbell admits that she should have verified that there was a heat pump in the premises before representing that there was one in the listing information,” the council wrote.
Campbell was found by the council to have committed professional misconduct on two other occasions, in 2009 and 2013. She was required to take remedial courses and pay enforcement expenses.