Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Know Your IREM Code of Professional Ethics; Article 13: Duty to Report Violations

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Know Your IREM Code of Professional Ethics; Article 13: Duty to Report Violations

Article excerpt

Each IREM Member has a responsibility to provide the Institute of Real Estate Management with any significant factual information that reasonably suggests another member may have violated the IREM Code of Professional Ethics. A complaint alleging a violation of the code of ethics may be filed by another IREM Member, an employer, a tenant, a resident, a supplier, a vendor or a member of the public. Such information must be presented as outlined in the IREM Bylaws and Statement of Policies.

What does that mean for me if I have knowledge of a violation of this code?

It means you must report the infraction to the Institute. You must also have documentation of proof available, should the Ethics and Discipline Committee wish to proceed with an investigation into the alleged violation. The proof needed, in accordance with the Institute's Code of Ethics, must be clear, strong and convincing. It is defined as "that measure or degree of proof which will produce a firm belief or conviction as to the allegations sought to be established. …

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