Real Estate Industry
Information on licensing and legislation real estate agents
LATEST UPDATE: Read more about the coming changes to the residential tenancy laws from 1 July 2013.
From 1 July 2011 responsibility for the regulation of the real estate industry in Western Australia was transferred from the Real Estate and Business Agents Supervisory Board to the Department of Commerce and the Commissioner for Consumer Protection. Further information is available from the Boards and committees webpage.
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You can search for information on licensed agents and sales representatives here.
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New rules for agents to combat real estate fraud
Amendments to the Code of Conduct for real estate agents and sales representatives requiring mandatory identification checks (by agents) of all people wishing to sell their property, will take effect from 1 November 2011. These changes are being implemented to better protect WA property owners following the fraudulent sale of two Perth properties in the last thirteen months.
The guidance notes below have been developed to assist agents and sales representatives in their compliance with the amended Code of Conduct.
- Guidance Notes: Code of Conduct for Agents and Sales Representatives: client identification verification and real estate fraud prevention
- The Amended Code of Conduct will be available from 21 October 2011 here
- A schedule detailing the documents from which the 100 point identity check may be undertaken can be viewed here.