Important Announcement from DRE Regarding Enforcement of Cal/OSHA Guidance on Covid-19 on Real Estate Licensees
At the recent CAR Business Meetings, SFAR is informed that Chika Sunquist, DRE Assistant Commissioner for Enforcement, authorized the following public statement to be released:
“The health and safety of consumers and the real estate industry has been a priority for the Department of Real Estate, which has been making efforts to educate the real estate industry on the Guidance.
For example, when the Department receives information that a real estate licensee may not be complying with the Guidance, the Enforcement Section will first attempt to educate the licensee or licensees, including contacting a licensee’s responsible broker if the licensee is a salesperson or broker associate. As part of its education effort, the Enforcement Section will review the Guidance with the licensee and seek to obtain assurances from the licensee and the licensee’s broker that the brokerage, its affiliates/agents, and its employees will comply with the Guidance going forward.
If a licensee or that licensee’s broker continues to operate outside the Guidance, the Department may consider pursuing citations and/or other disciplinary action, as is deemed appropriate. The Department also may refer the licensee and the licensee’s broker to state or local health and/or law enforcement officials.
If DRE licensees are made aware of a real estate licensee who is not following the Guidance, please contact the Department of Real Estate at 1-877-373-4542.”
See the CAL/OSHA COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE for Real Estate Transactions here: