Starting on December 14, 2017, WinnipegREALTORS® will no longer be providing information regarding “grow-ops” in SABRE.
On the recommendation of legal counsel from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and WinnipegREALTORS'® legal counsel the display of this information is considered a violation of the federal privacy legislation - The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). This information will be permanently removed from SABRE.
With regards to REALTORS® ascertaining whether or not a listing has been a Grow – Op , the courts would examine, “What is the duty of a reasonable agent?” The Realtor can both utilize the Winnipeg Police Service website and also ask specific questions of the seller to meet the standard of a reasonable agent reducing or eliminating their liability.
All members are directed to the Winnipeg Police Service website for more information regarding former grow-op properties: http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/drug_awareness/publicnotices.stm
If you have any questions please contact Crystal Hollas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-786-8854