Real estate and business agent business reference template

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Licence holdersProperty industry

Who needs to complete a reference

Business references must be provided when applying for a new real estate and business agent licence (for sole traders, directors and partners). Business references must also be provided when a new director is added to an existing company licence.

Business reference

  • References from relatives/domestic partner, subordinates, business partners or co-directors will not generally be accepted.
  • At least one reference must be from a person external to the applicant’s current place of employment.
  • References should be as detailed as possible but include only information that is relevant to the applicant’s suitability to hold a real estate agent’s licence. Any additional relevant information should be attached.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ full-time relevant experience in the preceding five years. References should outline the applicant’s relevant experience within this period. 
  • Where Consumer Protection is unable to determine the applicant’s suitability to hold a real estate agent’s licence due to insufficient information being provided in support of the application, the reference will not be accepted.
  • The answers provided should be limited to the person’s character and repute and fitness to hold a licence.

The information provided will assist the Commissioner for Consumer Protection in determining whether an individual is of good character and repute, and a fit and proper person to be concerned in the management or control of a real estate agent’s business, pursuant to sections 28 or 29 of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 (“the Act”). 

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Last updated 07 Jul 2023

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