The Commission is given the authority to establish and enforce the Bylaw necessary to regulate the real estate industry in Nova Scotia through the Real Estate Trading Act.
On April 16, 2020, the Commission Board of Directors passed a state-of-emergency bylaw (238(b)). This bylaw provides the Commission with the overriding authority to extend or vary time limits for carrying out of any requirements of the Bylaw, such as postponing the annual general meeting, extending deadlines for CPE, extending renewal deadlines, and the manner by which those requirements are fulfilled, like waiving immediate notarization of some documents, and auditors working electronically instead of with paper. The state-of-emergency bylaw is in effect. To view the state-of-emergency bylaw and the temporary changes to existing bylaw, click the following link: