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Media Releases

Criminal History Checks for Real Estate Agents

Friday 22/04/2016

The Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) wecomes today’s High Court decision that allows its Registrar to request a range of criminal history information from real estate agents before deciding whether to issue or renew a licence....More

Consumers win in Court of Appeal real estate decision

Tuesday 19/04/2016

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal highlights the importance of protecting a vendor’s interests when an agent is buying a property that is listed with their agency....More

Real Estate watchdog recommends clauses to protect sellers of rural property

Wednesday 4/03/2015

The Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) is recommending real estate agents selling rural property use new standard clauses in their terms and conditions to better protect consumers. ...More

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Industry Newsletter April 2016

Friday 29/04/2016

In this issue: Court of Appeal clarifies conflict of interest rules; Tribunal guidance on supervision; The importance of knowing the area where you are selling and the do’s and don’ts of property inspection reports....More

Industry Newsletter March 2016

Friday 4/03/2016

In this issue: Some guidance on the steps you should take when selling a drug contaminated or potentially contaminated property; some more tips on keeping safe with the REAA; an overview of Operation Enterprise; & the results of our consumer risk research...More

Industry Newsletter December 2015

Monday 21/12/2015

In this issue: using the TTMRA as a shortcut to getting an agents licence; online licensing; standard clauses FAQs; adding and changing clauses in sale and purchase agreements; and the latest in our top tips for keeping safe series....More