Brokers - Delegation

Purpose:  This bulletin explains when and how you may delegate, or assign, your responsibilities to another industry member.

This bulletin applies to real estate brokerages, brokers, associate brokers, associates, mortgage brokerages, brokers and associates.

We recognize there are many different models for running a business. Owners and brokers decide how to structure their individual brokerages. In some cases, a broker may decide to assign some of their responsibilities to other industry members in the brokerage.

When is delegation appropriate?

Delegation of a broker’s duties may be appropriate:

The broker should carefully consider:

You remain accountable when you assign your responsibilities
You are accountable for the actions of the person you assign your responsibilities to, as well as the actions of all the brokerage’s associate brokers, associates, and employees.  For example, if you ask an associate or associate broker to recruit and train new associates, you must still make sure the new associates follow the Real Estate Act.

You cannot assign the responsibility to give accounting records
You cannot assign someone else to give accounting records to the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). You must give accounting records yourself.

How to assign your responsibilities

Related information

Legislation

Real Estate Act Rules - sections 52, s.68

Information bulletins

Brokers – Accountability

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