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To apply for a body corporate real estate or business agent licence:
Each relevant person of the body corporate must provide an Australian police check from an approved provider issued no more than three months prior to the date of lodging the application.
Each relevant person must provide two business references. The references must be in the pro forma.
The application form requests the disclosure of previous convictions, pending proceedings and previous disqualifications involving each relevant person.
A person who gives false or misleading information to the Commissioner or chief executive officer under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978, including in relation to an application for a real estate agent or business agent licence, commits an offence and is liable for a penalty of up to $20,000.
If one of the licensed directors is not undertaking the role of person in bona fide control of the business, then the directors must nominate a licensed person to carry out the role.
The body corporate will also need to provide a confidential statement of its assets and liabilities.
The licence and triennial certificate must be surrendered within five days after the licensee ceased to have the required number of licensed directors or have a licensed person in bona fide control of the business.
If the body corporate ceases to be qualified by reason of death or withdrawal, they can notify the Commissioner and operate for up to three months, after which they must surrender their licence and triennial certificate if they remain unqualified.
An unlicensed person who resides in WA, and is partner or director of a firm or body corporate must hold a certificate of registration in order to carry out the functions of a sales representative or risk a fine of $20,000.