A Common Sense Sign By-Law For Richmond Hill
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In July 2019, the City of Richmond Hill amended their sign by-law to allow open house signs on a trial basis. This was a result of TREB’s advocacy efforts to change the previous by-law that prohibited open house signs completely on public property, despite the expectations of consumers and clients that want this service provided by REALTORS®.
However, against the advice of TREB, Richmond Hill Council also prohibited the inclusion of REALTOR® or brokerage identification information on open house signs, under the new by-law.
Tell council the by-law needs to be improved.
why does the by-law need to change?
conflict with rebba
Provincial laws require REALTORS® to include identification information.
Without identification, the public doesn’t know if the open house is being held by a regulated professional.
Numerous identical looking open house signs will leave consumers confused.
By-law enforcement staff won’t be able to easily identify the owner of a sign, and prosecute infringement offenders.
tell richmond hill city council
AMEND THE BY-lAW
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The TORONTO REAL ESTATE BOARD is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1920 by a small group of real estate practitioners. TREB is the collective voice for both its commercial and residential REALTOR® Members and operates under the direction of an elected voluntary Board of 16 Directors.